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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A Moment in Time

Today seen large numbers of Rhingia campestris a Beaked Hoverfly feeding on Bugle, the mouth parts of this beaked hoverfly are shown below and are ideal for the feeding on the deep flowers structrure such as Bugle Cantharids or Soldier beetle where evident Rhagoncho limbatus and Cantharis pellucida   other Coleoptera included the Cream Streaked ladybird and the 7 Spot and Harlequin Ladybird . A large number of Brown Streaked Lochmania crategei Beetles where foun on the Hawtorn host as well as Phyylobius Nettle weevils on the Ground Layer . Mating Craneflies where observed Tipula lateris TBC . The small Micro Moth 1234 Pammene regiana or Regal Piercer was also recorded . Peacock Butterflies where the main Butterfly in flight throughout the day. Bees such as the Common Carder bombus pratorum and Bombus Terrestris Buf Tailed Bee where on the move . Bluebell where in flower throughout

Pammene regiani  6543

Rhingia campestris 6374


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