Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Hard to pick a highlight over a weekend which was not huge on numbers but had a nice run of quality. A lot of weevils went under the lens! Probably most pleased with my second sarcophagid in two days - Sarcophaga subvicina.

Weevil roll call: Ceutorhynchus obstrictus, Otiorhynchus arcticus, Pachyrhynus lethierryi and Otiorhynchus singularis (edit: and Phyllobius virideaeris!). Also a couple of new Soldier Beetles beaten from gorse: Cantharis cryptica and nigricans.

Probably the biggest relief was finally getting to grips with the tachinid Ramonda spathulata, which somehow I kept slipping through the keys on before. Worst of it is I already recorded it here in September!

Ramonda spathulata

Ceutorhynchus obstrictus - crucifer lover

Otiorhynchus singularis

Numbers:
612 Sarcophaga subvicina A Flesh Fly
613 Ceutorhynchus obstrictus A weevil
614 Otiorhynchus arcticus A Broad-nosed Weevil
615 Cantharis nigricans A Soldier Beetle
616 Cantharis cryptica A Soldier Beetle
617 Silene latifolia White Campion
618 Eupterix urticae A bug on nettles
619 Pachyrhynus lethierryi A Broad-nosed Weevil
620 Phyllobius virideaeris A Broad-nosed Weevil
621 Pollenia rudis A Blowfly
622 Ornithogalum angustifolium Star-of-Bethlehem
623 Otiorhynchus singularis A Broad-nosed Weevil
624 Ramonda spathulata A tachinid fly

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