Insect Report 2013

BNSS ENTOMOLOGY. LECTURES 2013.

January29th. Some more insects in winter.

A talk by the societies chairman about how many of our local insects spend the winter months, including those that hibernate and others that are very active at this time of year.

February 16th. A simplified introduction to Entomology.

A simple view, of the complex study ,of the many different groups of insects that are in existence.

Looking in some detail at their lives, similarities and differences that make them what they are, a fascinating variety of creatures.

March 5th. Some more Insects at Martin Down.

A second look at some of the huge range of insects that can be found, at what is probably one of the best nature reserves in the country.

April 2nd. A look at some of our beautiful micro moths.

A selection of some of our prettier micro moths, in close up, showing how attractive they can be and what interesting life histories they have.

June 18th. How to rear insects and spiders in captivity.

Mark has reared insects and spiders for about 47 years and this is a talk showing some of the trials, failures and successes he has had throughout this time, keeping these creatures.

June 19th. Entomology study group.

This has now become an annual event during the societies version of the National Insect week, which is a close encounter with whatever livestock Mark has at this time of the year. This year a mixture of Stick insects, a Mantis, several large Spiders and various Lepidoptera.

August 10th. My Life as a Naturalist Part2.

A continuation of the Presidents address given on March 9th. As mark continues his life story as a naturalist from 1982, when he moved south to Dorset, up to the present time.

October 22nd. Interesting Autumnal insects of Dorset.

Another look at some of the insects and their relations that are active from late summer to the start of winter.

From the Holly Blue to the November Moth.

BNSS. FIELD TRIP MARTIN DOWN 16TH MAY 2013.

We had a good turn out of 26 people, however season was very late and cold , so very few species of butterfly were seen, Buckthorns were scarcely breaking bud and no sign of Brimstones or there eggs.

We saw enough to keep people happy though and I think everyone enjoyed the day.

BUTTERFLIES.

Dingy Skipper. -Erynnis tages.

Grizzled Skipper.-Pyrgus malvae.

Small Heath. – Cooenonympha pamphilus.

MACRO MOTHS.

Garden Tiger young larva. – Arctia caja.

Small Eggar young larvae in cocoon. Eriogaster lanestris.

Scarlet Tiger larvae. Callimorpha dominula.

Small White Wave adult. – Asthena albulata.

MICRO MOTHS.

Spindle Ermine. – Yponomeuta cagnagella.

Mother of Pearl larva. – Pleuropya ruralis.

OTHER INSECTS.

Scorpion fly. – Panorpa communis.

Bloody nosed beetle. – Timarcha tenebricosa.

Saint Mark’s Fly. Many. – Bibio marci.

Cardinal beetle. – Pyrochroa coccinea.

Chrysomelid sp. beetle.

14 spot ladybird. – Propylea quattuordecimpunctata.

OTHER CREATURES.

Common Lizard. – Lacerta vivipara.

Young Slow-worm. – Anguis fragilis.

Adder. – Vipera berus.

Toad tadpoles under cattle grid. – Bufo bufo.

11 Roman Snails. – Helix pomatia.

NATIONAL MOTH NIGHT. M.V. MOTH TRAP @ B.N.S.S. GARDEN.

SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST 2013. LIGHT LEFT ON FROM SATURDAY 17.30 HRS

UNTILSUNDAY 09.00 HRS UNATTENDED.

MACRO MOTHS.

1. Garden Tiger. – Arctia caja. X1.

2. Common Rustic. – Mesapamea secalis. X9. Many forms/vars.

3. Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing. – Noctua janthe. X2.

4. Silver y.- Autographa gamma. X1.

5. Dun-bar. – Cosmia trapezina. X2.

6. Bright-line Brown-eye. – Lacanobia oleracea. X1.

7. Uncertain. – Hoplodrina alsines. X1.

8. Double-striped Pug.- Gymnoscelis rufifasciata. X2.

9. Shuttle-shaped Dart. – Agrotis puta puta. X1.

10. Riband Wave. – Idaea aversata. X1.

11. Large Yellow Underwing. – Noctua pronuba. X9.

12. Dark Arches. – Apamea monoglypha. X4.

13. Svensson’s Copper Underwing.- Amphipyra berbera svenssoni. X1.

14.Grey / Dark Dagger. – Acronicta psi/tridens. X1.

15. Dark Sword-grass. – Agrotis ipsilon. X1.

MICROS.

16. Carcina quercana. X2.

17. Teleoides vulgella. X2.

18. Emmelina monodactyla. X1.

19. Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix. – Pandemis corylana. X1.

20. Blastobasis adustella. X2.

21. Blastobasis lacticolella. X2.

22. Beautiful Plume. -Amblyptilia acanthadactyla. X1.

23.Bryotropha terrella. X1 .

24. Ypsolopha sylvella.

25. Apple Leaf Miner. – Lyonetia clerkella. X3.

26. Variegated Golden Tortrix. – Archips Cartagena. X1.

27. Agriphila geniculea. X1.