Saturday, 22 November 2014


I think these Small Red-eyes could be laying eggs on Rigid Hornwort? 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014

August bits

 Pyrausta despicata- a first
 Swinecress sp.

Cola-nut Gall Andricus kollari
Knopper Gall Andrcius quercuscalicis
Silk Button Gall Neuroterus albipes
Artichocke gall Andricus fecundator

Thursday, 31 July 2014

More July bits and bobs

 Can't be identified from this (Surrey moths id)
 Fly sp?
Mayfly sp
Lots of water boatmen, water beetles, mayflies, a few true flies, ophion wasps, a few ground beetles recently- during this heatwave. 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Things to id


2 Crassa unitella? 
4 Eucosma cana?
5 Case-bearing Clothes Moth? 
7 Bud moth?

Sunday, 29 June 2014


Eristalis tenax
Eristalis pertinax 100415
Eupeodes luniger 030514
Helophilus pendulus 030514
Myathropa florea 030514
Epsitrophe eligans 140514
Playcherius albimanus 140514
Melanostoma scalare 140514
Cheilosia (possibly cariabilis group) 140514
Cheilosia sp 160514
Cheilosia pagana 070415 
Chrysotoxum cautumn 270614
Volucella zonaria 270614
Eristalis (probably arbustorum) 310514
Eristlais intricarius 310514 male
Eristalis intricarius 070415 female
Eristalis sp 310514
Syrphus ribesii 300415
Volucella inanis 110710
Xanthogramma pedissequm 210712
Rhingia campestris 100613
Eristalinus sepulchralis 180513
Episyrphus balteatus (The Marmalade Fly)- should have added this before
Baccha elongata 250415
 Pipiza sp 280415
 Sphaerophoria sp 280415
Neoascia interrupta 280415
Eupeodes possibly corollae 090515
Xylota segnis 120515
Leucozona lucorum 150515
 Parhelophilus sp 220515
 Chrysotoxum bicinctum 180611 (Frank Prater)
 Chrysotoxum festivum 010611 (Frank Prater)
 Helophilus trivttatus 190712 (Frank Prater)
Volucella pellucens 140612 (Frank Prater) 
Syritta pipiens 260515
Merodon equestris?  (0515)
Thanks to UK Hoverflies (FACEBOOK PAGE) and Roger Morris (Britain's Hoverflies, WildGuides publication) for identifications.

Full list of hoverflies (61 species, not in systematic order) Source: Invertebrate Survey 2011 by Colin Plant and Malaise Trap at Beddington 2009 by Graham Collins and Derek A Coleman. (* Not recorded by CP. GC or DAC, additonal records by Frank Prater)

Bracha Elongata
Cheilosia proxima
Cheilosia bergenstammi
Cheilosia impressa
Cheilosia latifrons
Cheilosia pagana
Cheilosia vernalis
Eristalinus sepulcharis
Episyrphus balteatus
Eristalis pertinax
Eristalis intricarius
Eristalis tenax *
Eupoedes corollae
Eupoedes luniger
Eupoedes latifasciatus
Melangyna cincta
Heliophilus pendulus
Heliophilus hybridus
Helophilus trivttatus (FP)
Parhelophlius frutetorum
Parhelophilus versicolor
Eumerus strigatus
Merodon equestris
Pipza noctiluca
Pipizella viduata
Volucella bomylans
Volucella zonaria *
Volucella inanis*
Volucella pullescens (FP)
Melanostroma mellinum
Melanostroma scalare
Neoascia interrupta
Neoascia podagrica
Neoascia meticulosa
Orthonevra brevicornis
Anasimyia contracta
Anasimyia lineata
Paragus haemorrhous
Playycheirus albimanus
Platycheirus angustatus
Platycheirus fulviventris
Platycheirus aurolateralis
Platycheirus clypeatus
Platycheirus rosarum
Chrysotoxum bicinctum
Chrysotoxum festivum
Chrysotoxum verralli
Chrysotoxum cautumn*
Dasyspyrhus tricinctus
Epistrophe eligans
Sphaerophoria scripta
Sphaerophoria interrupta
Sphaerophoria rueppellii
Syritta pipiens
Syrphus ribesii
Syrphus vitripennis
Leucozona lucorum *
Xylota segnis*
Rhingia campestris *
Xanthogramma pedissequm *
Myathropa florea *

Grid Reference for Beddington: TQ285665