Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Black-headed Cardinal & Wasp Beetles

Wasp Beetle, Clytus arietis
Rewell Wood, as usual, continues to provide interesting insects. The first one I spotted yesterday was the striking Wasp Beetle which followed the previous day's Black-headed Cardinal Beetle. several species of Ichneumon Wasps and Cuckoo Bees were feeding on the Wood Spurge, some still requiring identification. I saw a rare white Bugle flower.
Rewell Wood, May 9:
Black-headed Cardinal Beetle, Pyrochroa coccinea

Bluebottle, Calliphora vomitoria
Click beetle, Agriotes acuminatus
Bugle, Ajuga reptans
Diamond-back Moth, Plutella xylostella
Green Longhorn, Adela reaumurella
Green Longhorn
Ground-ivy, Glechoma hederacea
Hairy Shieldbugs mating, Dolycoris baccarum
Hairy Shieldbugs mating
Hemp-agrimony Plume, Adaina microdactyla
Hemp-agrimony Plume
Rewell Wood, May 10:
14-spot Ladybird, Propylea 14-punctata
14-spot Ladybirds mating
Brown lacewing, Micromus paganus
blue and white specimens of Bugle, Ajuga reptans
Crab Spider, Misumena vatia, waiting for prey
Crab Spider, Misumena vatia with Cuckoo bee, Nomada species
unidentified cranefly
Cranefly, Limonia phragmitidis
Cuckoo bee, Nomada leucophthalma
Dance fly, Empis tessellata
Dandelion seed, Taraxacum officinale
Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata
a food plant of the Orange-tip
Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis
Heath Milkwort, Polygala serpyllifolia
Hemp-agrimony Plume, Adaina microdactyla
Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum
Ichneumon fly
unidentified spider
unidentified spider
Turnip Sawfly, Athalia rosae
Wasp Beetle, Clytus arietis
Wasp Beetle
Sawfly, Athalia species

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