Friday, 24 February 2017

Winter gnat count doubled! (to two)

Slim pickings yesterday with the weather preventing further outdoor excursions and my meagre stock not yielding much. I did have Trichocera hiemalis, though - appropriately a Winter Gnat.

Pics aren't the best but a lovely peaked fused gonocoxal bridge was observed. Specimen was from the 17th.

The family Trichoceridae is a nice compact family to work with. RES keys are free online and the whole key is one page.



hiemalis on the right

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