Thursday 16 June 2022

Thursday 16th June

A quiet day birdwise with four Common Tern offshore and the family of four Raven in the Bight the most notable sightings

Wildlife News: A Shiny-vented Sharp-tail Bee Coelioxys inermis was watched investigating holes in the Railway wall between the footbridge and Langstone Rock. The first site record since 2011. This species is a cuckoo of Patchwork Leafcutter Megachile centuncularis.

Shiny-vented Sharp-tail Bee Coelioxys inermis - both Alan Keatley

Other new hymenoptera for the year included another cuckoo bee Black-thighed Epeolus Epeolus variegatus and the Sand-tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris arenaria. Other sightings included 12 Pyramidal Orchid on Warren point, a Golden-tailed Hoverfly Xylota sylvarum in Dead Dolphin Wood and a Marbled White along the railway. 

Pyramidal Orchid - Alan Keatley

Marbled White - Alan Keatley

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