Friday, 5 May 2017

Lesser of two weevils

Decided to switch courses and run through a couple of weevils I had relaxing. Turned out to be remarkably easy. Also a nice "coincidence" was keying out a Ribwort Plantain specialist which I had swept on the day I recorded the plant. If I'm not careful I'll start to learn something about ecology but hopefully I can keep moving swiftly enough for such knowledge to slip off.

The Trichosirocalus troglodytes I liked a lot, especially the front of the pronotum which is elevated like a Galapagos turtle, and probably for the same reason.

 (Went to tick off Liophloeus tessulatus on my county beetle list and looks like it's actually new for the county and also the most northerly record in Britain)

Liophloeus tessulatus

Liophloeus tessulatus

Liophloeus tessulatus on NBN

Trichosirocalus troglodytes

Trichosirocalus troglodytes with "collar"

520 Trichosirocalus troglodytes A weevil
521 Liophloeus tessulatus A weevil
522 Fannia lustrator A lesser house fly
523 Pieris napi Green-veined White
524 Puccinia urticata Nettle rust

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