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10th June, 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.
Arachnids: Eriophyes avellanae and Aceria tenella. Beetles: Anaglyptus mysticus, Phytoecia cylindrica, Stenurella melanura, Rhinocyllus conicus and Mordellochroa abdominalis. Flies: Chrysogaster cemiteriorum and Lejogaster metallina. Fungus: Taphrina populina. Hymenoptera: Zaraea lonicerae, Tenthredo temula, Agrypon flaveolatum, Halictus rubicundus, Andrena minutula, Hartigia xanthostoma, Calameuta filiformis, Cephus spinipes, Calameuta pallipes and Bethylus cephalotes. Snakefly: Subilla confinis. Barkfly: Loensia fasciata. Snail: Macrogastra rolphii. Orthoptera: Speckled Bush Cricket.
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