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Unidentified insect and ....

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Brian found this tiny insect with very long antennae and managed to get a photograph.  As yet it is unidentified.  Books will be out to see if we can track down its name!

Unidentified insect with long antennae

Wood Avens, also known as Herb Bennet, are growing on the banksides of Risedale Beck.  Their flower is yellow and smaller than that of Water Avens.

Wood Aven

The cooler weather was keeping the insects close to the ground.  This Large Red Damselfly moved around the blade of grass but eventually sat still for this photograph to be taken.

Large Red Damselfly

 Swallows and House Martins were feeding over the wetland this afternoon as the temperature rose.

(3) Comments:

Mrs Monaghan responded on 31st May 2011 with...

What beautiful photos you have on your blog - the reserve is looking really wonderful with so many interesting plants and creatures.  Middleham School are really looking forward to their visit to Foxglove Covert, and will be looking at the blog over the next couple of weeks to get an idea of where they are going.

Carl responded on 31st May 2011 with...

Nemophora degeerella?
e.g., http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=148

Foxglove Covert LNR responded on 1st Jun 2011 with...

Thank you Carl, we agree with your identification and have have added this one to our species list (now over 2050 and rising)!

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