Clive Washington's blog

Recording in Cheshire

Just spent an hour sweeping at Moore Nature Reserve near Warrington.  Plenty of life emerging now that the weather is warming, early sawflies are about, found Deporaus betulae and Neoascia podagrica.  An unfamiliar beetle swept from dried Phragmites proved to be Kateretes pusillus which I had not seen before.  If you haven't seen the Alder leaf beetle Agelastica alni yet, and are visiting Cheshire, now is the time to look, as there are literally thousands of adults, already stripping young alders.


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