Saturday, 6 June 2015

Craggs Friday 5th June 2015

Weather. Preceding days warm 12 -17 degrees . On the evening breezy but sheltered at Craggs turning cooler with open sky about 7-9 degrees pm . Moon just passed Full ,

Other Entomology . Nicrophorus humator (sexton Beetle) Nebria Canatharids Soldier beetle Cantharis pellucida Cantharis

Thanks To andy , Brian Dave and Lynford with help on photography

0018 Map-winged Swift Korscheltellus fusconebulosa

Mapped Winged Swift 8488

Mapped Winged Swift 8479

Mapped Winged Swift 8469

Wingspan 30-35 mm.The larvae live underground and feed on the roots of Bracken. The adults fly in June and July.

1769 Spruce Carpet Thera britannica

Spruce Carpet  8587

Spruce Carpet  8595

Wingspan 18-25 mm.The larvae feed on spruce (Picea spp.) and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii).2 broods, flying from May to July, and then in September and October.

1920 Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata

Scalloped Hazel 8571

Feeds on a number of deciduous as well as coniferous trees.

1947 The Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia

Engrailed 8496

Engrailed 8500

Wingspan 30-40 mm.2 generations, flying in March and April, and then in July and August, but in the north of  range it is single-brooded, flying in April and May.

1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus

Small Elephant 8522

Small Elephant 8509

Small Elephant 8559

The larvae, which are similar to those of D. elpenor, feed mostly on bedstraw (Galium).

2028 Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda

Pale Tussock 8416

Pale Tussock 8434

 2102 Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta

The nocturnal caterpillars live on low plants such as dock (Rumex) and plantain (Plantago)

2061   Buff Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 

Ermine 8446

Ermine 8467

Ermine 8443

2450 The Spectacle Abrostola tripartita

Spectacle 8426

Spectacle 8399

Spectacle 8428

Other Creatures of the Night

Andy examines incoming Brian Examine incoming finds

Brian Andy 8611

Brian keeps a macro record

Brian 8545

Lynford throws some light

Lynford 8612

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