Cromwell Bottom

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Whats in Cromwell July 2013


Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? June 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? July 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Aug 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Sept 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Oct 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? May 2013

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? June 2013

With Flaming June gone what lurks in Cromwell in July ?

With quite a few species of Hoverfly recorded for June the list continues as the Summer Botany Flourishes perhaps with Xylota segnis being the exception rarely visiting flowers . Hogweed and decaying wood drive the Syrphid Populations. Syritta pipiens is a common species of hover fly. Sometimes called the thick-legged hoverfly from its distinctive broad hind femora. They are fast nimble fliers, Larvae feed in rotting organic matter. It soon becomes apparent when they are seen stepping aside Hogweed florets why these legs are so powerful. Moths begin to peak esp with BFT Birds foot Trefoil flowering and many moths associated with specific plant families appear.

The meadow area to the left of the Bird feeding station where the Tag Cut enters or opposite the Newt Pond harbours many Micro Moths , Latticed Heath ( The larvae feed on lucerne (Medicago sativa) and clover (Trifolium). Small Heath Common Blue, Burnet, Meadow Brown, Ringlet

Our Birds of course, higher up the food chain, capitalize on this providing ample food into late Autumn and not just suitable breeding territory. It is the combination of our trees and invertebrate populations that will bring our British Birds to reside on our haven, so please lets not hack it down.

Hoverfly Syritta pipiens

Syritta pipiens 18587

Syritta pipiens Feeding 18586

 Hoverfly  Sericomyia silentis 

Sericiomyia silentis 18572


Hoverfly Sericomyia Silentis 04/07/203

Hoverfly Syritta pipiens 04/07/203

Hoverfly Helophilus pendulus

Hoverfly Xylota segnis 04/07/2013

Hoverfly Leuconozona lucorum 04/07/203

Hoverfly Vollucella pellucens

Hoverfly Eristalis pertinax

Hoverfly Anismya contracta

Sawfly Tenthredo mesomelas 04/07/203

Sawfly Arge cyan 04/07/203

Sawfly Tenthredo mesomelas

Muscid Fly Graphomya maculata 04/07/203

Golden Dung Fly Scathophaga stercoraria

Bombus hortorum
Bombus hypnorum
Bombus terrestris


1894 Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata 05/07/2013

Shaded Broadbar 17/07/2013

2474 Straw Dot Rivula sericealis05/07/2013

2477 The Snout Hypena proboscidalis 08/07/2013

1727 Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata

1076 Common Marble Celypha lacunana

Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina 05/07/2013

04 Micro Moth White Barred Gold 4 Micropterix aruncella

1894 Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata 05/07/2013 Notes Abberant also form found June List GH

Small Skipper 05/07/2013

5-Spot Burnets

6-spot Burnet

Brown Hawker GH 08/07/2013

Latticed Heath 19366

                        Latticed Heath Wings ; Profile Chiasmia clathrata See 

Latticed Heath 19421

Micropterix aruncella 19233


Plagiognathus arbustorum 17/07/2013

Gryocoris stysi 17/07/2013

Green shieldbug Palomena prasina Stage 2.3, 4 Nymphs 17/07/2013


14 Spot Ladybird Larvae 17/07/2013

22 Spot Ladybird Larvae 17/07/2013

7 Spot Ladybird Larvae 17/07/2013

Cream spotted Ladybird 17/07/2013

Harlequin Ladybird Adult Larvae & Pupae 17/07/2013


Turf Running Spider Philodromus cespitum 04/07/2013

TBCHarvestman Leioburnum rotundum 04/07/2013

Opilone Mitopus morio

Philodromus cespitum 18618


Birds foot Trefoil
Tufted Vetch
Bush Vetch
Meadow Vetchling
Grass Vetchling
Hedge Woundwort
Birds Nest


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