Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Quick Cuckoo's Hollow insect survey

Took a lunchtime run out to Cuckoo's Hollow to record insects. Plenty of common insects showing very nicely. In addition to those pictured here:
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae
Peacock Inachis io
Comma Polygonium c-album
Epistrophe elegans (Hoverfly)
Rhingia campestris (Hoverfly)

Syrphus ribesii/vitripennis

Female *

Eupeodes luniger Female

Helophilus pendulus

Alder Fly Sialis lutaria

Red-tailed Bumblebee Bombus lapidarius

Common Carder Bumblebee Bombus pascuorum

Green Shieldbug Palomena prasina

14-spot Ladybird Propylea quatordecimpunctata

Nikon Coolpix P4 (except *, 995)

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