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17th November, 2018
Self-employed Invertebrate Surveyor, living in north-west Norfolk.
Linkedin profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevelanecoventry
Primary interest is British Coleoptera.
Other interests include swimming, music and birding.
My bogey species:
Agonum nigrum, Otter
Spiders: Philodromus fallax and Ceratinopsis romana; Diptera: Oxycera leonina, Aves: Purple Swamphen, Coleoptera: Chrysomela vigintipunctata (new to Britain), Choleva elongata (Norfolk), Amara majuscula (Norfolk), Cryptocephalus exiguus (East Anglia), Procas granulicollis (Suffolk), Silpha obscura (Suffolk), Paromalus parallelepipedus (Suffolk), Panagaeus cruxmajor (Norfolk and Suffolk), Tanysphyrus ater (Norfolk), Galeruca laticollis (Norfolk), Philonthus mannerheimi (Norfolk) and from Warwickshire, the weevil Ceutorhynchus thomsoni, the leaf beetle Zeugophora flavicollis, the ground beetle Amara famelica and the cryptophagid Atomaria rubricollis.
August - November. 130 new species, the majority being leaf-mining Lepidoptera and Diptera which I've only counted if I've seen live larvae in tenanted mines (otherwise I would just be ticking leaf tissue). Thanks to the Norfolk Moth Group peeps and particularly James Symonds for helping me to find many of these in the field. Also 20 new Coleoptera, the emphasis being on aleocharine roves - still great potential to find many more of these. I'm also about to get into Collembola in a big way, having dismissed this group in the past.
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