Year I started recording:
Last updated on:
27th August, 2022
Living on the borders of Surrey, West Sussex and East Sussex, I love tricky groups so entomology really appeals to me. But any natural history-related identification challenge is one I'm willing to accept!
My bogey species:
Jack Snipe, Tunbridge Filmy-fern, I've looked for it so many times! Rose Chafer, Lesser Stag Beetle, Chimney Sweeper, White-letter Hairstreak, Bee Orchid, House Mouse.
My most wanted:
Death's-head Hawkmoth, Striped Hawkmoth. Ghostwort in Ashdown Forest. Anything more new to Britain or to science!
Scaly Cricket, self-found Short-toed Eagle, Phosphaenus hemipterus, Queen of Spain Fritillary, the Thames Beluga. The most northerly global record of Blastobasis rebeli and the second English and third British record of Ophion areolaris (both in my garden). Katianna sp. 8 new to Britain from my garden, and 3rd/4th global record of Sminthurinus lawrencei from the garden too.
New additions from working in Wytham Woods during August: Listrodromus nycthemerus, Allygidius commutatus, Columella aspera, Scymnus haemorrhoidalis, Oncotylus viridiflavus, Gasteruption assectator, Anacampsis blattarella, Arthaldeus pascuellus, Atomaria lewisi, Orthoperus brunnipes, Monotoma picipes, Omonadus floralis, Pomatias elegans, Corticaria impressa, Mompha epilobiella, Graphomya maculata, Closteromus norwegicus, Stilbus testaceus, Adarrus ocellaris, Anacaena globulus, Protapion assimile, Acanthothrips nodicornis, Platnickina tincta, Argyra leucocephala, Psylliodes chrysocephala, Plodia interpunctella, Conops quadrifasciatus, Trypoxylon clavicerum, Stictopleurus punctatonervosus, Anthicus antherinus, Bedellia somnulentella, Platycis minutus, Mocydia crocea.
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