Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Fly and pineapple sandwich

Found some pics of a fly that I caught the other night, photographed, identified and ... forgot! No recording, no adding to the list. Poor thing. Well, now it's on the list with my humble apologies.

My Sandwich Tern finally showed up this morning and some pineappleweed in an untended flower bed was an easy mark. Those places really are good for ruderal species. I'm sure there's more in there, too.

Also I'll later feature a water trap that looks like it's going to do the business.  It's a discarded tupperware dish rescued from the strandline that probably fell off a yacht. Half-filled with sea water and topped with a small amount of detergent. This morning's unidentified catch: two calyptrate flies, one millipede, two beetles and three Linyphiid spiders.Not a bad haul and the top's not even level with the ground.


494 Dicranomyia chorea A cranefly
495 Sterna sandvicensis Sandwich Tern
496 Matricaria discoidea Pineappleweed

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