North Cave Wetlands – 22/05/2022

A quick visit covering Carp Lake and the south-west corner of Main Lake. Full insect list below plus the birding highlights.

Birds
Egyptian Goose – Alopochen aegyptiaca
Peregrine – Falco peregrinus

Beetles
14-spot Ladybird – Propylea quattuordecimpunctata
7-spot Ladybird – Coccinella septempunctata
Common Cardinal Beetle – Pyrochroa serraticornis
Green Leaf Weevil – Phyllobius maculicornis
Green Nettle Weevil – Phyllobius pomaceus
Knotgrass Leaf Beetle – Chrysolina polita
Malachite Beetle – Malachius bipustulatus
Raspberry Beetle – Byturus tomentosus
Wasp Beetle – Clytus arietis
Water Ladybird – Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata
Agapanthia villosoviridescens
Cantharis rustica
Polydrusus cervinus

Butterflies
Brimstone – Gonepteryx rhamni
Green-veined White – Pieris napi
Holly Blue – Celastrina argiolus
Orange-tip – Anthocharis cardamines
Speckled Wood – Pararge aegeria

Dragonflies
Azure Damselfly – Coenagrion puella
Blue-tailed Damselfly – Ischnura elegans
Common Blue Damselfly – Enallagma cyathigerum
Hairy Dragonfly – Brachytron pratense
Red-eyed Damselfly – Erythromma najas

Bees, Wasps and Sawflies
Early Bumblebee – Bombus pratorum
Ancistrocerus sp.
Arge pagana

Moths
Common Nettle-tap – Anthophila fabriciana
Drinker – Euthrix potatoria
Orange-spot Piercer – Pammene aurana
Plum Tortrix – Hedya pruniana
Straw Dot – Rivula sericealis

Grasshoppers and Crickets
Speckled Bush-cricket – Leptophyes punctatissima

True Bugs
Cercopis vulnerata

Flies
Anasimyia contracta
Oxyna parietina
Tropidia scita