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18th March, 2018
Started as a birder, and then got into moths. Did a lot of plants a while ago, but just love insects of all sorts nowadays. I enjoy keying things out, and this is a great excuse to remain a generalist and not to specialise! Based in Yorkshire.
My bogey species:
Anything microscopic or fungal (or mossy pretty much), or marine. Any cuckoo bumblebee.
My most wanted:
There's an ichneumon that parasitizes caddisflies - underwater! A Bee Hawkmoth. Wryneck. A Phalarope, any would do!
Scarce Vapourer, Mire Pill Beetle, some exceptionally obscure winter gnats.
Spider: Simitidion simile. Bug: Cacopsylla affinis. Beetle: Protapion apricans. Flies: Orthocladius olivaceus, Culicoides stigma, Dolichopus wahlbergi, Dolichopus brevipennis, Gymnopternus celer, Raphium rivale, Campsicnemus curvipes, Pherbellia dubia, Corynoptera flavicauda, Argyra argentina, Hercostomus nanus, Hercostomus germanus, Xanthochlorus ornatus and Hercostomus assimilis. Wasps: Hemiptarsenus unguicellus, Mesopolobus graminum, Acrodactyla quadrisculpta, Oxytorus luridator, Agathis varipes, Monodontomerus obscurus, Diadegma cylindricum and Probles marginatus.
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