"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Four new sawflies for the patch

Alder Sawfly Eriocampa ovata, Ringstead Downs, 25th May 2015


Rhogogaster viridis, Ringstead Downs, 25th May 2015




Macrophya annulatus, Ringstead Downs, 27th May 2015



Arge cyanocrocea, Ringstead Downs, 27th May 2015


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Beast of the Week

Variable Longhorn, Stenocorus meridianus, Ringstead Downs, 27th May 2015


Volucella bombylans

Volucella bombylans, Ringstead Downs, 27th May 2015



Two fine-looking beasts from the NOA

The hoverfly Rhyngia campestris, Holme NOA, 25th May 2015


Large Red Damselfly, Holme NOA, 25th May 2015




Dame's Violet

Dame's Violet, Ringstead Downs, 25th May 2015


A selection of Beetles

Phyllopertha orticola, Holme NOA, 24th May 2015


Dytiscus circumflexus, Holme NWT, 24th May 2015 (from above)


Dytiscus circumflexus, Holme NWT, 24th May 2015 (from below)


Cantharis nigricans, Hunstanton, 25th May 2015


Figwort Weevil, Cionus scrophulariae, Holme NOA, 25th May 2015


Athous haemorrhoidalis, Hunstanton, 24th May 2015


Cassida vibex, Ringstead Downs, 25th May 2015


Cantharis rustica, Hunstanton, 25th May 2015


Red-headed Cardinal, Pyrochroa serraticornis, Ringstead Downs, 25th May 2015


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Two new hoverflies for the patch........

Platycheirus fulviventris, Holme NOA, 25th May 2015


Tropidia scita, Holme NOA, 25th May 2015


Tropidia scita, Holme NOA, 25th May 2015

Monday, 25 May 2015

Bank Holiday Monday Moths

Silver-ground Carpet, Xanthorhoe montanata, Holme NOA, 25th May 2015


Grey-streaked Smudge, Plutella porrectella, Holme NOA, 25th May 2015


Chocolate-tip, Clostera curtula, Holme NOA, 25th May 2015


Small Barred Long-horn, Adela croesella, Ringstead Downs, 25th May 2015


Little Long-horn, Cauchas fibulella, Ringstead Downs, 25th May 2015



Saturday, 23 May 2015

Red-and-Black Froghopper

Red-and-Black Froghopper, Cercopis vulnerata, Baker's Carr, 16th May 2015


Four Beetles........

Apple Fruit Weevil, Tatianaerhynchites aequatus, Holme NWT, 16th May 2015


Common Grammoptera, Grammoptera ruficornis, Holme NWT, 16th May 2015


A Soldier Beetle, Cantharis decipiens, Holme NWT, 16th March 2015


Green Nettle Weevil, Phyllobius pomaceus, Holme NWT, 16th May 2015


Two Mayflies and a Lacewing from Redwell Marsh

Micromus variegatus, Redwell Marsh, 16th May 2015


Baetis scambus, Redwell Marsh, 16th May 2015


Pond Olive, Cleon dipterum, Redwell Marsh, 16th May 2015


Starry Smooth Hound: the dead fish star of 2015 (so far)

Starry Smooth Hound Mustelus asterias, Holme NWT, 16th May 2015



Flame Wainscot, Breckland Plume and Pale Pinion

Flame Wainscot, Holme NOA, 23rd May 2015



Breckland Plume, Crombrugghia distans, Holme NOA, 23rd May 2015


Pale Pinion, Holme NOA, 23rd May 2015


Three day-flying moths at Holme today, 23rd May 2015

Plain Fanner, Glyphipteryx fuscoviridella, Holme NWT, 23rd May 2015


Pine-cone Piercer, Cydia conicolana, Holme NOA, 23rd May 2015


Vetch Piercer, Grapholita jungiella, Holme NWT, 23rd May 2015


Tuesday, 19 May 2015