Sunday, 24 May 2015


I had a walk up Novers Hill this afternoon, and decided to sweep the Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum). This was quite productive with three species of bugs found.

In good numbers were Ditropis pteridis, a bracken specilaist. Perhaps not the most attractive bug, this planthopper appear to be a common species on the abundant bracken.

Ditropis pteridis

There was also a species of lacebug, a group of bugs that i am not familiar with. This proved to be Tachycixius pilosus, a species usually found in long grass.

Tachycixius pilosus

I also found large numbers of this bug, which I have not been able to identify. More work I think, and I will update the blog when I get an answer.

unidentified bug

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