Nature Notes from Argyll
(and occasionally other places)
Tue 6 Jul 2010 Luing
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.
Roy tells me this slinky beast, which was found on one of the party's clothing, is the Grey Chi.
Sat 10 Jul 2010
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
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.
A Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix moth at rest on Bracken, and the
hoverfly Sericomyia silentis on a Bramble flower.
The hoverflies Eristalis intricarius on a Bramble leaf and
Volucella pellucens on a Bramble flower.
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.
A bonus on the way home was a row of the Slipper Mushroom,
Crepidotus mollis, on an old Ash log.
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