Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Houghton Forest

Hoverfly ♀, Xanthogramma pedissequum
I often visit Houghton Forest as a local walk for an hour or so. There is plenty to see along the herbaceous borders - the nettles and Hemp Agrimony are especially rich in insects. These photos are from July and August.
15 July:
Ant, Formica species 
Click beetle, Dalopius marginatus
Comma, Polygonia c-album
Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana
Great Willowherb, Epilobium hirsutum
Hemp-agrimony Conch, Cochylidia rupicola
Nettle-leaved Bellflower, Campanula trachelium
Large Skipper ♂, Ochlodes sylvanus
Leaf beetles mating, Chrysolina polita
Leafcutter bee, Megachile species
Mirid bug, Grypocoris stysi
Mirid Bug, Liocoris tripustulatus
Mirid bug, Plagiognathus arbustorum
micromoth - id needed
Peacock, Inachis io
id needed
Red Soldier beetle, Rhagonycha fulva
Ringlet, Aphantopus hyperantus
Roe Deer, Capreolus capreolus
Scorpion fly ♀, Panorpa species
Silver Y, Autographa gamma
Silver-washed Fritillary ♂, Argynnis paphia
Tapered Drone Fly, Eristalis pertinax
Tapered Drone Fly
Tufted vetch, Vicia cracca
Wolf Spider ♀ with cocoon, Pardosa lugubris
16 July:
Agrimony, Agrimonia eupatoria
Common Earwig ♀, Forficula auricularia
Dark Bush Cricket ♀, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Dark Bush Cricket ♂, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis
Hedge Bindweed, Calystegia sepium
Marsh Thistle, Cirsium palustre
Perennial Sow-thistle, Sonchus arvensis
Raspberry, Rubus idaeus
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Sawfly, Rhogogaster viridis
Speckled Bush Cricket, Leptophyes punctatissima
Upright Hedge-parsley, Torilis japonica
Vervain, Verbena officinalis
Littlehampton 17 July:
Rosy Tabby, Endotricha flammealis
21 July:
Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina
Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
Yellow Shell in spider web, Camptogramma bilineata
13 August:
Common Flower Bug, Anthocoris nemorum on Leafhopper, Eupteryx urticae
Fire bug, Corizus hyoscyami
Green Shieldbug, 3rd instar nymph, Palomena prasina
Green Tortoise Beetle pupa, Cassida viridis
Grey Field Slug, Deroceras reticulatum
Harvestman, Leiobunum rotundum with Red Mite larva, Trombidium breei

Lauxaniid fly, Calliopum species
Mirid bug, Oncotylus viridiflavus
Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella
Silver-washed Fritillaries, Argynnis paphia (she has a headache)
Springtail, Pogonognathellus longicornis
near Crawley at night:
Common Toad, Bufo bufo

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