North Cave Wetlands – 25/09/2019

A mainly overcast afternoon with light rain, a light southerly breeze blowing. Temperature around 16 degrees C.

Managed a couple of new species (NEW) despite the weather, Psylliodes affinis Potato Flea Beetle was found along Dryham Lane, probably a result of the current crop in North Field. The second species was a Spider Xysticus cf. cristatus again along Dryham Lane. Leafhopper Ribautiana tenerrima was new for the year (NFY).

Beetles (5)
Agelastica alni – Alder Leaf Beetle
Chilocorus renipustulatus – Kidney-spot Ladybird
Coccinella septempunctata – 7-spot Ladybird
Psylliodes affinis – Potato Flea Beetle (NEW)
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata – 22-spot Ladybird

Dragonflies (2)
Aeshna mixta – Migrant Hawker
Sympetrum striolatum – Common Darter

Moths (1)
Anthophila fabriciana – Common Nettle-tap

True Bugs (8)
Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale – Hawthorn Shieldbug
Anoecia corni
Dolycoris baccarum – Sloe Shieldbug
Eupteryx urticae
Nabis ferus – Field Damsel Bug
Palomena prasina – Green Shieldbug
Ribautiana tenerrima (NFY)
Zicrona caerulea – Blue Shieldbug

Flies (2)
Coremacera marginata
Eristalis tenax

Spiders (1)
Xysticus cf. cristatus (NEW)

Birds (4)
Circus aeruginosus – Marsh Harrier
Gallinago gallinago – Snipe
Numenius arquata – Curlew
Tringa ochropus – Green Sandpiper