North Cave Wetlands – 18/08/2019

An overcast morning eventually brightening up, a moderate south-westerly breeze blowing. Temperature around 15 degrees C.

Beetles (9)
Agelastica alni – Alder Leaf Beetle
Anthocomus rufus
Coccinella septempunctata – 7-spot Ladybird
Curtonotus convexiusculus (NEW)
Lagria hirta
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata – 14-spot Ladybird
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata – 22-spot Ladybird
Sphaeroderma testaceum
Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata – 16-spot Ladybird

Dragonflies (9)
Aeshna cyanea – Southern Hawker
Aeshna grandis – Brown Hawker
Aeshna mixta – Migrant Hawker (NFY)
Enallagma cyathigerum – Common Blue Damselfly
Erythromma viridulum – Small Red-eyed Damselfly
Ischnura elegans – Blue-tailed Damselfly
Libellula quadrimaculata – Four-spotted Chaser
Sympetrum sanguineum – Ruddy Darter
Sympetrum striolatum – Common Darter

True Bugs (11)
Aphrophora alni
Evacanthus interruptus
Heterogaster urticae – Nettle Groundbug
Himacerus mirmicoides – Ant Damsel Bug
Liocoris tripustulatus
Lygus rugulipennis – European Tarnished Plant Bug
Nabis limbatus – Marsh Damselbug
Nabis flavomarginatus – Broad Damselbug
Palomena prasina – Green Shieldbug
Philaenus spumarius – Cuckoo-Spit Insect
Phytocoris varipes (NFY)

Butterflies (7)
Maniola jurtina – Meadow Brown
Pararge aegeria – Speckled Wood
Pieris napi – Green-veined White
Polyommatus icarus – Common Blue
Pyronia tithonus – Gatekeeper
Vanessa atalanta – Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui – Painted Lady

Moths (7)
Abraxas grossulariata – Magpie
Agriphila tristella – Common Grass-veneer
Autographa gamma – Silver Y
Camptogramma bilineata – Yellow Shell
Pleuroptya ruralis – Mother of Pearl
Plusia festucae – Gold Spot (NFS)
Rivula sericealis – Straw Dot (NFY)

Wasps (2)
Mellinus arvensis – Field Digger Wasp (NFY)
Stenichneumon culpator (NEW)

Grasshoppers & Crickets (3)
Chorthippus albomarginatus – Lesser Marsh Grasshopper
Leptophyes punctatissima – Speckled Bush-cricket
Omocestus viridulus – Common Green Grasshopper

Flies (10)
Cheilosia pagana
Coremacera marginata
Episyrphus balteatus – Marmalade Hoverfly
Eristalis pertinax
Helophilus pendulus
Myathropa florea
Platycheirus sp.
Syritta pipiens
Volucella pellucens
Xylota segnis

Millipedes (1)
Ommatoiulus sabulosus – Striped Millipede

Birds (6)
Actitis hypoleucos – Common Sandpiper
Anas querquedula – Garganey
Calidris pugnax – Ruff
Coturnix coturnix – Quail (NFS)
Picus viridis – Green Woodpecker
Tringa ochropus – Green Sandpiper

NEW – First time ever recorded
NFS – First time recorded on site
NFY – First site record for the year