North Cave Wetlands – 17/09/2019

A sunny afternoon with intermittent cloud, a gentle northerly breeze blowing. Temperature around 16 degrees C.

A few first for the year (NFY) included Eupteryx aurata, Eupteryx urticae and Eysarcoris venustissimus Woundwort Shieldbug. A bit of a surprise, considering how hard they are to find in the right habitat was Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata Water Ladybird, found near the car park entrance. Chilocorus renipustulatus Kidney-spot Ladybird was along Dryham Lane.

Butterflies (6)
Pararge aegeria – Speckled Wood
Pieris napi – Green-veined White
Polygonia c-album – Comma
Polyommatus icarus – Common Blue
Vanessa atalanta – Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui – Painted Lady

Dragonflies (4)
Aeshna mixta – Migrant Hawker
Enallagma cyathigerum – Common Blue Damselfly
Ischnura elegans – Blue-tailed Damselfly
Sympetrum striolatum – Common Darter

True Bugs (10)
Eupteryx aurata (NFY)
Eupteryx urticae (NFY)
Eysarcoris venustissimus – Woundwort Shieldbug (NFY)
Heterogaster urticae – Nettle Groundbug
Himacerus major – Grey Damselbug
Himacerus mirmicoides – Ant Damsel Bug
Lygus rugulipennis – Tarnished Plant Bug
Nabis limbatus – Marsh Damselbug
Nabis ferus – Field Damsel Bug
Palomena prasina – Green Shieldbug

Beetles (4)
Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata – Water Ladybird
Chilocorus renipustulatus – Kidney-spot Ladybird
Coccinella septempunctata – 7-spot Ladybird
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata – 22-spot Ladybird

Spiders (1)
Tetragnathidae sp.

Birds (3)
Charadrius dubius – Little Ringed Plover
Tringa ochropus – Green Sandpiper