A good day yesterday with a nice group of additions. A water trap finally caught a jumping spider (Heliophanus cupreus) which I think may be my fly-stalking friend from the other day, or at least a representative of the species. I'll have a look at that pic and see whether it can be discerned with hindsight. Probably not, I suspect. Along with it was the Gastrophysa, somewhat the worse for wear, but I have no idea why that would be the case.
Lunchtime also provided some sport along the sunny and sheltered hedge which is becoming a favourite haunt, providing the kind of wind free warmth beloved of so many insects. The Beris was there - second soldierfly of the campaign, while the broom there was full of pea aphids.
Late in the day I ventured out to pick up some leaf/pine litter for a myco session this evening, and took a swish at some ground vegetation along the way. A good return on investment as the Cantharis and the mirid bug Liocoris tripustulatus were in the one swipe.
Then home to crack open my new Duff Vol 1 and key out a Catops that's been staring at me since February. 10 minutes later, job done!
All very satisfying
|542||Bibio marci||St Marks Fly|
|543||Beris chalybata||Murky-legged Black Legionnaire|
|544||Acyrthosiphon pisum||Pea aphid|
|545||Cantharis decipiens||A soldier beetle|
|546||Liocoris tripustulatus||A mirid bug|
|547||Heliophanus cupreus||A jumping spider|
|548||Gastrophysa polygoni||A leaf beetle|
|549||Catops nigricans||A beetle|