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by chrisjohnson
23 Jul 2013, 09:54
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Butterflies

Last night we had 4 Red Admirals and a fresh Painted Lady round the house, but wouldn’t settle long enough for a photograph.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
23 Jul 2013, 09:53
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Askernish Moths 21 July 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

Re: Askernish Moths 21 July 2013

Nice seeing all three together. Plain Golden Y next?

Chris
by chrisjohnson
21 Jul 2013, 08:44
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Carnan Moths 20/07/2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

Re: Carnan Moths 20/07/2013

A good haul, Paul.

Gold Spangle is scarce, a nice one to catch.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
17 Jul 2013, 10:25
Forum: Insects
Topic: Wasp & Fly
Replies: 8
Views: 3254

Re: Wasp & Fly

That's ok Bill, it means mine is also wrong on the website. I had obviously overlooked the relevant couplet in 'Naturalists' Handbooks 3 Solitary Wasps '.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
15 Jul 2013, 09:36
Forum: Insects
Topic: Wasp & Fly
Replies: 8
Views: 3254

Re: Wasp & Fly

They are variable and we have two very similar species here. Ancistrocerus scoticus and Ancistrocerus oviventris . One of the main identification features of Ancistrocerus oviventris is the clypeus is black. Paul's image isn't too clear but I take the yellow colour at the front to be the clypeus. Ch...
by chrisjohnson
14 Jul 2013, 07:48
Forum: Insects
Topic: Wasp & Fly
Replies: 8
Views: 3254

Re: Wasp & Fly

Hi Paul

The mason wasp is Ancistrocerus scoticus. Adynerus spinipes is a southern species only just getting into southern Scotland and has yellow abdominal bands.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
07 Jul 2013, 13:13
Forum: Insects
Topic: Fly?
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: Fly?

It's a sawfly, Paul, Tenthredo brevicornis.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
25 Jun 2013, 09:04
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Argent and Sable
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Re: Argent and Sable

A nice find, Rory.

There have been one or two sightings recently in South Uist, but an infrequent species preferring damp moorland and hillsides. Nationally, it is commoner in Scotland because of the extensive moors.

Could you please sent the record in to: http://www.ohbr.org.uk

Thanks you, Chris
by chrisjohnson
18 Jun 2013, 12:32
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Hoverfly
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Hoverfly

Nice picture Steve.

This will be the fourth record as we had one two weeks ago viewtopic.php?f=15&t=779

Can you send the record in please?

Chris
by chrisjohnson
18 Jun 2013, 09:29
Forum: Insects
Topic: Snipe Flies
Replies: 0
Views: 1201

Snipe Flies

Lots of Snipe Flies Rhagio scolopaceus about at present. We had one being attacked by Ancistrocerus scoticus (a mason wasp) yesterday, a new record for Ardivachar.

Chris
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