The Whitlingham Bird Report 2020 is available now (click here)

For previous years (2012-2019) see the links on the Whitlingham Bird List page.

NORWICH: Garden invertebrates and inconspicuous ladybirds

 Mid August 2020

During August we spent a bit of time visiting Cathy's parents, having previously only popped round to drop off essentials. I spent some time looking around in the garden and found a good range of invertebrates, the highlights probably being two species of inconspicuous ladybird, Scymnus interruptus and Nephus quadrimaculata. It turned out that they had a Box-tree moth colony, I didn't see any adults but there was 30+ caterpillars defoliating a bush.

Other species of interest included a semi-aquatic beetle, Sphaeridium sp, what I think was Stenichneumon culpator, a stripy thrips species (Aeolothtrips sp), Broom Psyllid, Chrysotoxum verrallii and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth.

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