North Cave Wetlands – 19/05/2019

A mainly overcast afternoon, with a light easterly breeze blowing. Temperature around 14 degrees C.

A brief afternoon visit added Carrion Moth Monopis weaverella to the life list (NEW), and True Bug Deraeocoris lutescens new to the site list (NFS). Plenty of species new for the year (NFY) see full list below, the highlight being only my second ever 14-spot Ladybird Propylea quattuordecimpunctata found on the south side of Carp Lake.

Beetles (9)
14-spot Ladybird – Propylea quattuordecimpunctata
16-spot Ladybird – Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata (NFY)
7-spot Ladybird – Coccinella septempunctata
Alder Leaf Beetle – Agelastica alni
Common Cardinal Beetle – Pyrochroa serraticornis
Harlequin Ladybird – Harmonia axyridis
Wasp Beetle – Clytus arietis (NFY)
Agapanthia villosoviridescens
Cantharis rustica (NFY)

Dragonflies (5)
Azure Damselfly – Coenagrion puella (NFY)
Blue-tailed Damselfly – Ischnura elegans
Common Blue Damselfly – Enallagma cyathigerum
Four-spotted Chaser – Libellula quadrimaculata (NFY)
Red-eyed Damselfly – Erythromma najas

Butterflies (4)
Brimstone – Gonepteryx rhamni
Brown Argus – Aricia agestis (NFY)
Green-veined White – Pieris napi
Orange-tip – Anthocharis cardamines

Moths (8)
Angle Shades – Phlogophora meticulosa (NFY)
Blood-vein – Timandra comae (NFY)
Carrion Moth – Monopis weaverella (NEW)
Common Marble – Celypha lacunana
Common Roller – Ancylis badiana
Drinker – Euthrix potatoria (Larva)
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet – Zygaena lonicerae (Larva) (NFY)
Triple-stripe Piercer – Grapholita compositella (NFY)

Grasshopper & Crickets (1)
Speckled Bush-cricket – Leptophyes punctatissima (NFY)

True Bugs (2)
Nettle Groundbug – Heterogaster urticae (NFY)
Deraeocoris lutescens (NFS)

Flies (2)
Bibio leucopterus
Tachina fera
(NFY)

Hoverflies (3)
Cheilosia variabilis
Tropidia scita
(NFY)
Volucella bombylans
(NFY)