Everything did go a bit beetley yesterday, with a Phaedon tumidulus and an Amara. I'll level with you here - I called in Luff to help out Duff and only after Luff did I succeed with Duff. Everything seemed clearer when offerred another point of view and the "right" answer. It was the vanilla Amara - ovata. To be fair Duff did quickly sort out the Phaedon which I had tried to make be something else. It just wouldn't let me, which is as valuable as helping you to the right answer. I also have a nice big click beetle that I didn't have time for last night.
|Phaedon- cack on the front end thankfully came off easily|
|The Phaedon smooth "triangle"|
The square is now just an all-you-can-id buffet, with too many things to shake a lens at. A brief tour this morning provided a recently-arrived Garden Warbler very active (thank god) among the foliage, a few plants, a troublesome amount of flowering grass and a nice big Tipula oleracea. The Tipula itself is a reminder that, despite the numbers ramping up, it's still really only spring!
Numbers ticking along nicely:
|566||Bombus lapidarius||Large Red-tailed Bumblebee|
|567||Phaedon tumidulus||A Leaf Beetle|
|568||Amara ovata||A Ground beetle|
|569||Tipula oleracea||A cranefly|
|570||Medicago lupulina||Black Medick|
|571||Sagina procumbens||Procumbent Pearlwort|
|572||Sylvia borin||Garden Warbler|
|573||Philaenus spumarius||Cuckoo-Spit Insect|