Wednesday, 15 July 2009

That time of year

Specimens of this wonderful 20mm Ichneumonid have been flying hard and fast under the ferns for the past few days. This one was kind enough to give me a look. Maybe a male.

Two new micromoths. First Endothenia quadrimaculana, which is a localised species due to its dependence on Marsh Woundwort as the larval foodplant.

And a frequent species which was 'recently' introduced: Blastobasis adustella.

I suppose we're sliding down into the fungal part of the season. This is the puffball Vascellum pratense. New to me, and interestingly found in two completely separate locations on the same day.


Gill said...

Top notch micro pics, with the fringe round the wings clearly visible.

Don't think I've ever seen that puffball (though I'm not sure I could reliably id it - looks like the one that grows in woods apart from the habitat - and whiter.

Yoke, said...

Amazing to think that summer has past us by so quickly; and fungi are sprouting up already.

Great pictures.