North Cave Wetlands – 12/06/2019

An overcast morning with light drizzle and a light northerly wind blowing. Temperature around 12 degrees C.

Despite the less than ideal weather, I still managed to find a few insects active between the showers. Two new species included Sawfly Tenthredopsis sp. and Haematopota pluvialis Notch-horned Cleg. Also a few firsts for the year (NFY) highlighted in the list below.

Beetles (9)
Agapanthia villosoviridescens
Agelastica alni – Alder Leaf Beetle
Bruchus rufimanus – Bean Seed Beetle
Cantharis cryptica
Coccinella septempunctata – 7-spot Ladybird
Harmonia axyridis – Harlequin Ladybird
Malachius bipustulatus – Malachite Beetle
Otiorhynchus singularis – Clay-coloured Weevil
Phyllobius roboretanus – Small Green Nettle Weevil

Dragonflies (3)
Coenagrion puella – Azure Damselfly
Enallagma cyathigerum – Common Blue Damselfly
Ischnura elegans – Blue-tailed Damselfly

Bees and Wasps etc. (5)
Bombus hypnorum – Tree Bumblebee
Bombus pascuorum – Common Carder Bee
Bombus pratorum – Early Bumblebee
Bombus terrestris – Buff-tailed Bumblebee
Tenthredopsis sp. (NEW)

Moths (5)
Anthophila fabriciana – Common Nettle-tap (NFY)
Arctia caja – Garden Tiger
Celypha lacunana – Common Marble
Hedya nubiferana – Marbled Orchard Tortrix (NFY)
Nemophora degeerella – Yellow-barred Long-horn

Hoverflies (7)
Episyrphus balteatus – Marmalade Hoverfly
Eristalis tenax
Pipizella sp.
Syritta pipiens
Tropidia scita
Volucella bombylans

Other Flies (6)
Dioctria baumhaueri – Stripe-legged Robberfly (NFY)
Dioctria rufipes – Common Red-legged Robberfly (NFY)
Haematopota pluvialis – Notch-horned Cleg (NEW)
Micropeza corrigiolata (NFY)
Nephrotoma flavescens – Tiger Cranefly
Urophora stylata

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