Monday, 2 April 2012

Not about much

Offsite most of the weekend so very little was seen in the last of the sun by the looks of it.

The moth trap held just the usual suspects, together with, as to be expected at this time of the year, my first Brindled Pug. A Common Buzzard flew over the garden on Sunday, giving it's presence away with some loud 'mewing' calls.
Of the three species of hoverfly I had the other day, two were the very common Marmalade Fly (Episyrphus balteatus) and Drone Fly (Eristalis pertinax)  whilst the third I caught and took home. I only had time last night to check it properly and it turns out to be Neoascia podagrica.  This is a very small species that lives in damp vegetation and has wings with a blackish tinge.

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