Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Beat It

I had a walk around the garden with some non-technical entomological kit today - a stick and a cardboard tray. A quick and easy way to find some fantastic species is to do some beating of tree and bushes, and i was not disappointed with the results.

This Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda larva was a great find in the front hedge. This is the first time I have seen the larvae of this species in the garden, whilst the adults are a regular feature of spring moth traps.

Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda

From the birch tree in next door garden was this Parent Bug Elasmucha grisea.

Parent Bug Elasmucha grisea

From the same tree was this harvest man Dicranopalpus ramosus.

Dicranopalpus ramosus

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