Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Houghton Forest microfauna

Meadow Grasshopper, Chorthippus parallelus
On the afternoon of August 18th I walked round various parts of Houghton Forest and found some new insects. Today's news story of the Box Tree caterpillar that is spreading in the country caused me to look for a picture of the moth, and it is a beauty. It reminded me of a moth I photographed in the Maldives in 2011, which I have now identified from a gallery of Sri Lankan moths:
Leafroller Moth, Glyphodes bivitralis
Bandos Island Resort, Maldives, 2011
Houghton Forest:
Beetle, Longitarsus exoletus
Comma larva, Polygonia c-album
Common Damselbug, Nabis rugosus
Common Green Capsid, Lygocoris pabulinus
Dark Bush Cricket ♀, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Green Shieldbug, 3rd instar nymph, Palomena prasina
Green Shieldbug, 3rd instar nymph
Hemp-agrimony Conch, Cochylidia rupicola
King Alfred's Cake, Daldinia concentrica
Kite-tailed Robberfly, Machimus atricapillus
Leafhopper, Cicadellidae species - id needed
Marmalade Hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus
Oak Marble Gall of wasp, Andricus kollari
Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella
Small Yellow-legged Robberfly with prey, Dioctria linearis
Speckled Bush Cricket ♀, Leptophyes punctatissima
Speckled Bush Cricket ♀
The Footballer, Helophilus pendulus
Traveller's-joy, Clematis vitalba
Wasp, Ectemnius species
tiny White Oak Midget, Phyllonorycter harrisella
Wolf Spider ♀ with cocoon, Pardosa lugubris

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