Monday, 24 June 2019

Anasimyia contracta at Cullaloe LNR

I've found one or two mostly around the spillway but this one was further along the path

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Hydrotaea at Cullaloe LNR

Hydrotaea is a genus in the family Muscidae and they have (all of them?) very curious modifications to their legs. So far this year I've seen three species - armipes, meteorica and floccosa.

armipes is a new county record, meteorica appears to be second for Scotland while floccosa appears to be new to Scotland altogether - not a bad collection.

Hydrotea armipes

A curious hook on femur 3

Femur 1 - two bumps and a tooth

Hydrotea floccosa

Femur 1

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Tipula rufina, Cullaloe LNR

On a wooden fence this morning, my first of the year, though Tipula vittata beat it to the punch for first Tipula by a matter of days

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Suillia bicolor from Dalgety Bay

The curious hairage of S.bicolor - all hairy pre-suture and bare thereafter

Suilia affinis at Cullaloe LNR.

An interesting species in the bottle trap at Cullaloe was new for Fife, though subsequently I found another unidentified specimen of this on a pin from Dalgety Bay last year. As an English name I'd go for Speckled Suillia!