Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bronze Shieldbug - A quick change of clothes

A final instar Bronze Shieldbug Troilus luridus nymph was sitting on a willow leaf at Priory CP on Sunday, so I brought it home to take a better picture. Two days later it is now an adult and looking considerably different! (It still has the final segment of the right antenna missing though). I'll take it back to Priory tomorrow when I go to work.


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Macrosiphoniella millefolii

What may be a county-first according to Alan Outen, Macrosiphoniella millefolii feeding on Yarrow. Found near Roxton on 17th August 2014


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Wasp Spider season

It's Wasp Spider season again. This one was at Sandy Smith NR yesterday.