Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Going Quakers

Well the moth traps working and even on a poor night like that just gone a return of 14 of I think 5 species. Excluding the Pug that is hiding in my back bedroom and will be retrieved when it heads for the window at dusk, good number of Quakers, Clouded Drab and Hebrew Character. But then you spend the day puzzling over type. I think on the left Powdered and right Common so centre?
And from two days ago Small with Common
An other outstanding from earlier in the month is this I which I have yet to determine but suspect somewhere in the house moth brigade 
and when out on Friday I found this wee critter (about 5mm long) but despite the distinctive pattern can't find it in any of my multitude on books although Shield Bug seems to fit.
The question is, has a rod been fashioned for the inquisitive backside?

4 comments:

  1. That last pic might be this http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Lygaeidae/scolopostethus_affinis.html

    This is an excellent web site for identifying bugs

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    1. Nice one link much appreciated

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  2. Hi, I think the centre moth on the first pic is also a Common Quaker. The last moth pic is a micro called Diurnea fagella (March Tubic). As for the rod? Undoubtedly.

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    1. Thanks for the ID I will not spare the rod in future

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