Well , at least it wasn't raining as I set off to do the High Elms butterfly transect this morning . The wind was still gusting strongly with plenty of cloud , but it wasn't raining . The car thermometer was reading 14C when I arrived and hopes were high , after being stuck indoors for the last two days , and having recorded 11 species on the last transect . But today , I recorded 3 species , with a total of
And finally , help please with a Crane Fly type insect , but much more colourful than the usual
After much digging , I think that this is a female Ctenophora pectinicornis ( and that's not easy to say ) , but have asked my friendly entomologist to confirm , or not , as the case might be .
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