Saturday, 27 June 2015

Rhinoceros beetle and Comma larva

Rhinoceros Beetle, Sinodendron cylindricum
On Thursday I joined Mark at Houghton Forest to check for early White Admirals or Silver-washed Fritillaries. Instead Mark spotted a Rhinoceros Beetle and a Drinker larva and I found a Common Wave and a Comma larva.

  On Friday morning Sue found a Silver Y inside the kitchen window and I found a Treble Brown Spot on the outside of the back door.  I returned to the Houghton Forest area and found Five-spot Burnets, Satin Grass-veneers and a Silver Y. Among the orchids was a hybrid Common Spotted x Frog Orchid. In other nearby spots I saw a Brown Plume and a Straw Dot. The Comma larva is now pupating. All but one of the Peacock larvae have disappeared, so they must be pupating. 
All photos taken with 18-55mm lens at 55mm end with ring flash.
Thursday:
24-spot Ladybird, Subcoccinella 24-punctata
Blue Bottle Fly, Calliphora vomitoria
Comma larva, Polygonia c-album


Common Green Capsid, Lygocoris pabulinus
Common Wave, Cabera exanthemata
Drinker larva, Euthrix potatoria
Fly, Phaonia pallida
Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea
Harvestman, Mitopus morio with Red Mite, Trombidium breei
Leafhopper - id needed
Mirid bug, Grypocoris stysi
Mirid nymph
Mirine bug, Capsus ater
female Robber fly, Dioctria hyalipennis
Sawfly, Ametastegia glabrata
Small Nettle Weevils mating, Nedyus quadrimaculatus
female Small Yellow-legged Robberfly, Dioctria linearis
Speckled Bush Cricket nymph, Leptophyes punctatissima
Friday:
Silver Y, Autographa gamma
Treble Brown Spot, Idaea trigeminata
meadow:
Chrysomelid beetles on Wild Rose
Comma larva, Polygonia c-album on Common Spotted-orchid
Common Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii
white form of Common Spotted-orchid
Five-Spot Burnet, Zygaena trifolii
Hybrid Common Spotted x Frog Orchid, Coeloglossum viride x Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Noon Fly, Mesembrina meridiana
Satin Grass-veneer, Crambus perlella f. warringtonellus
Satin Grass-veneer
Silver Y, Autographa gamma
Yellow Dung Fly, Scatophaga stercoraria
Houghton Forest:
Broad Centurion, Chloromyia formosa
Brown Plume, Stenoptilia pterodactyla
Comma larva pupating, Polygonia c-album
Common Froghopper, Philaenus spumarius
Opomyzid fly, Opomyza germinationis
Leafhopper - id needed
Mirid bug, Grypocoris stysi
Peacock larva, Inachis io
Snail-killing flies mating, Tetanocera species
Straw Dot, Rivula sericealis
White-lipped Snail, Cepaea hortensis

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