18 June, 2014

Bookham Common survey

Last Saturday saw another invertebrate-packed LNHS survey at Bookham Common during mixed weather of intense rain showers and sunny spells. I'd spent much of the previous 24 hours scrolling through endless documents describing obscure mainland European moths, so it was nice to experience a change of scenery (and a complete soaking) with the added guarantee of seeing something I would have otherwise completely ignored, like the nationally scarce beetle Uleiota planata which was found under bark by the LNHS hut...

Uleiota planata- sporting super funky antennae

Chrysomela populi- On poplar

Forest Bug (Pentatoma rufipes)- Final instar nymph

Xylota segnis

What's that? Of course I netted some moths...

Ypsolopha parenthesella- A particularly early emerging individual

Four-dotted Footman (Cybosia mesomella)

Glyphipterix thrasonella

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