Monday, 18 June 2012

A few for the pan list

The hoverfly Eristalis pertinax
A day spent 'pottering' about (what a great middle-aged word 'pottering' is). The upshot of it was I found 10 pan list ticks for myself, all of them common. I spent a fruitful half hour checking the flowering heads of Hogweed that had attracted a fair number of insects. If you can spot any schoolboy errors, please let me know. New pan-list total is now 3092.

Diaea dorsata in the garden

Pamene aurana, up to six of these micro moths

3 comments:

  1. How you doing with the micros Steve?
    Everything I've managed to identify on Skomer so far comes down to one of two or three & you need to look at their bits

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  2. I never look at a moth's bits Dave, and not because I'm a prude, I just cannot find the time to get so critical about things. Big, colourful and easy are best! Joking apart, the new micro book is a big help, if only to narrow down the search and then (if you want to), investigate further. How's Skomer?

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  3. Skomer's good thanks Steve but weather's been pretty bad - hardly seen a butterfly all year apart from Red Admirals & Painted Ladys but fortunately hardly catching any micros either! Seabirds not having their best year, especially Kittiwakes & Razorbills

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