Thursday, 28 May 2015

Orchids and bugs at Heyshott and Houghton

Two-banded Longhorn Beetle, Rhagium bifasciatum
On Monday morning I met Mark Colvin at Heyshott Down. We saw roosting Dingy Skippers, and when the sun came out Common Blues appeared. Small Tortoiseshell larvae were taking advantage of the nettle beds. Moths seen: Hook-streak Grass-veneers and Dark Strawberry Tortrix.

Later at Houghton Forest I saw a Painted Lady, Orange Tip, Brimstones, Dingy Skippers, several moths: a Silver Y, Cream Waves, Cocksfoot Moths and a Green Long-horn. A Two-banded Longhorn Beetle and a Carrion beetle, Thanatophilus rugosus, were other notable sightings.
Heyshott Down
Bird's-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus
Bird's-foot Trefoil
Columbine, Aquilegia vulgaris
Common Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Crosswort, Cruciata laevipes
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
Dingy Skippers, Erynnis tages
Early Purple Orchid, Orchis mascula
Fly Orchid, Ophrys insectifera
Fly Orchid
Gorse Orbweaver, Agalenatea redii
Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Crambus lathoniellus
Parasol mushroom, Macrolepiota procera
Red Clover, Trifolium Pratense
Rock-rose, Helianthemum chamaecistus
Small Tortoiseshell larvae, Aglais urticae
tiny Weevil, Cionus alauda (3mm)

Houghton Forest:
Blue Bottle Fly, Calliphora vomitoria
Blushing Bracket, Daedaleopsis confragosa on dead willow
Blushing Bracket
Buzzing spider, female, Anyphaena accentuata
Carrion beetle, Thanatophilus rugosus
Click beetle, Athous haemorrhoidalis
tiny Click beetle, Dalopius marginatus

tiny Cocksfoot Moth, Glyphipterix simpliciella (3mm)
Common Earwig, Forficula auricularia
Common Leaf Weevil, Phyllobius pyri
Common Leaf Weevil
Common Vetch, Vicia sativa
Cream Wave, Scopula floslactata
Dark Bush Cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Downlooker Snipefly, Rhagio scolopaceus
False Oil Beetle, female, Oedemera nobilis

fly larva? id needed!
tiny fly - id needed
Fruitworm beetle, Byturus ochraceous
Green Longhorn, Adela reaumurella
Green Shieldbug, Palomena prasina
Hairy Shieldbug, Dolycoris baccarum
Hedge Mustard, Sisymbrium officinale
Horned Treehopper, Centrotus cornutus
Ladybird, Harlequin, Harmonia axyridis
leaf rust
Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines
Oxychilus species
Pendulous Sedge, Carex pendula
Red-and-black Froghopper, Cercopis vulnerata
Sailor Beetle, Cantharis rustica
Scentless Plant Bug, Rhopalus subrufus
Silver Y, Autographa gamma
Speckled Bush Cricket nymph, Leptophyes punctatissima
Speckled Longhorn Beetle, Pachytodes cerambyciformis
Thistle Bell, Epiblema scutulana
tiny Weevil, Cionus alauda
The same weevil species that I saw at Heyshott Down. They play dead when disturbed.

White Campion, Silene latifolia
Wood Avens, Geum urbanum
Woundwort Shieldbug, Eysarcoris venustissimus
Yellow-legged Mining Bee, Andrena flavipes

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