Nature Notes from Argyll
(and occasionally other places)

Tue 6 Jul 2010 Luing

Unknown slime mould   Anticlea derivata larva

Slime mould on dead wood, can't identify it.  It was full of slightly viscous orange liquid.

The caterpillar eating rose leaves is The Streamer.  Thanks to Roy Leverton for the id of this and the next one.

Antitype chi larva

Roy tells me this slinky beast, which was found on one of the party's clothing, is the Grey Chi.

Sat 10 Jul 2010

Xestia ditrapezium

A new visitor to the house via the bedroom window, from which it was manually transferred to a tray.  The Triple-spotted Clay, in very worn condition.

Sun 11 Jul 2010 Inverawe

Pentatoma rufipes nymph   Unknown sawfly larva

Having a bash at insect photos today.  First a couple of youngsters.  The nymph of the Forest Bug, and the larva of a sawfly which I've yet to identify.  I think it may be a Dolerus species.

Pandemis cerasana   Sericomyia silentis

A Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix moth at rest on Bracken, and the hoverfly Sericomyia silentis on a Bramble flower.

Eristalis intricarius   Volucella pellucens

The hoverflies Eristalis intricarius on a Bramble leaf and Volucella pellucens on a Bramble flower.

Maniola jurtina   Calvia 14-guttata

Meadow Brown at rest on a Bramble flower, and a Cream-spot Ladybird on Bracken in shade; it lacked the deep red colour that they sometimes have.

Crepidotus mollis

A bonus on the way home was a row of the Slipper Mushroom, Crepidotus mollis, on an old Ash log.



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