Monday, 18 June 2012

A new bug for Monty!

There's a scruffy patch at the junction of St Andrews Road and Station Road that, despite its size, seems to produce interesting plants and animals. This time it revealed a new bug for the patch - Rhopalus (Rhopalus) subrufus which is a bit like a slimmed-down shieldbug. There was also a Pyrausta aurata moth and a possible Ichneumon which didn't hang around to photograph. An Oedemera nobilis was also present - it seems a particularly good summer for this beetle. Not an awful lot at the station other than some Tree Bumblebees and some noisy Starlings on the feeders. Needless to say, the Chiffchaff was still singing!

Rhopalus (Rhopalus) subrufus

Pyrausta aurata

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