Garden Wildlife – 26/01/2019

An overcast morning, with a gentle southerly breeze blowing. Temperature around nine degrees C.

First moth of the year was Chestnut Conistra vaccinii caught overnight. A quick check of the Ivy found a few True Bugs comprising Zygina flammigera, Birch Catkin Bug Kleidocerys resedae and Anthocoris nemoralis. A Woodlouse was keyed out as Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber. A picture-winged fly Tephritis formosa was the only other species noted. Late addition was Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria attracted to the trap on the evening.