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NORWICH: Garden lockdown list day 87 - bug & barklouse

DAY 87 - 16th June 2020

A day worthy of a separate entry as I found two new species, both tiny things on the bark of our large cypress tree. These were a plant bug, Dichrooscytus gustavi, a small, bright green and red (think Hawthorn Shieldbug-type colouration) bug found amongst some conifer litter, and a bark louse - Peripsocus milleri, of which there were loads all over the bark.



Other species seen were rather more flashy, including the hoverfly Scaeva pyrastri, Broad-barred White moth (found resting in the lawn), a caterpillar of a Peppered Moth (I've never caught the adult here so that was new for the garden) and Red-tailed Bumblebee - I probably saw this earlier in the month but didn't record it .




173. Dichrooscytus gustavi (a bug)
174. Peripsocus milleri (a barklouse)
175. Scaeva pyrastri (a hoverfly)
176. Broad-barred White (moth)
177. Peppered Moth
178. Red-tailed Bumblebee

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