Friday, 18 July 2014

Red-legged Shieldbug and Willow Flea Beetle

Red-legged Shieldbug, final instar nymph, Pentatoma rufipes
This first part is from a visit to Woods Mill Nature Reserve on 27 June with Mark. Plenty of micro fauna were seen, including a Willow Flea Beetle and Red-legged Shieldbug nymph.
  On 13 July I visited Houghton Forest in search of Purple Emperors. I heard a Song Thrush bashing a snail and spotted it in deep shade. When I walked over to it I found a number of snails scattered round its anvil.
Amber Snail, Succinea putris
bug nymph
Common Flower Bug, Anthocoris nemorum
Common Green Capsid, Lygocoris pabulinus
Common Sweep, pupa inside case, Psyche casta
Dark Bush Cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis
Mirid Bug, Heterotoma planicornis
Moorhen chicks, Gallinula chloropus
Common Froghopper, Philaenus spumarius
Small Tortoiseshell larvae, Aglais urticae
White Water Lily, Nymphaea alba
Willow Flea Beetle, Crepidodera aurata
Houghton Forest:
Common Nettle-tap moth larva, Anthophila fabriciana
Corn Sow-thistle, Sonchus arvensis
Enoplognatha species
Great Willow Herb, Epilobium hirsutum
Green Shieldbug, mid instar nymph, Palomena prasina
Harvestman, female, Mitopus morio with Red Mites, Trombidium breei
whose web is this?
Marmalade Hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus

Melanostoma species
Mirid bug, Plagiognathus arbustorum
Red Soldier beetle, Rhagonycha fulva
Red Soldier beetles mating, Rhagonycha fulva
Small Tortoiseshell larvae, Aglais urticae

Song Thrush at anvil with snail shells, Turdus philomelos

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