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Monday, 11 May 2015

Todays Natural History

Today seen large numbers of Rhingia campestris a Beaked Hoverfly feeding on Bugle,

Rhingia campestris 6278


Rhingia campestris 6374

Web Like Tongue beneath the Beak ideal for long flower tubes

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Cantharids or Soldier beetle where evident Rhagoncho limbatus and Cantharis pellucida   other Coleoptera included the Cream Streaked ladybird and the 7 Spot and Harlequin Ladybird . A large number of Brown Streaked Lochmania crategei Beetles where foun on the Hawtorn host as well as Phyylobius Nettle weevils on the Ground Layer . Mating Craneflies where observed Tipula lateralis TBC . The small Micro Moth 1234 Pammene regiana or Regal Piercer was also recorded . Peacock Butterflies where the main Butterfly in flight throughout the day. Bees such as the Common Carder bombus pratorum and Bombus Terrestris Buf Tailed Bee where on the move . Bluebell where in flower throughout.

Diptera included Bibio pomonae although the larger black B marci is now dying off and of course recognisable by the dangling leg in flight.



Bibio pomonae 6434







Brown Lacewing aslo noted as well as Green . A Soldier Fly was recorded Sargus



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