Moor Copse – 3rd July 3020 3

I braved clouds of Cleg flies at Moor Copse today to take some photos and catch some flies. Saw lots of Dinera grisescens and Phasia obesa/pusilla-group and some Exorista rustica-group, a single Nowickia ferox and a superb Stratiomys potamida. One of the nicest sights though were dozens of Silver-washed Fritillaries flying along the river bank and through the sunny rides – plus a Scarlet Tiger moth flying over 5-acre Field.

* weevil ID courtesy of Max Barclay šŸ™‚

3 thoughts on “Moor Copse – 3rd July 3020

  1. Reply Ian Andrews Jul 14,2010 8:03 am


    Great pics, as always!

    Yout Stratiomys is potamida, isn’t it? Yellow stretching across tergite 3. Commoner species than chamaeleon.


  2. Reply ChrisR Jul 19,2010 9:07 am

    Hi Ian … yes you are correct – I was chatting about it to a friend the other day and realized my mistake – then promptly forgot to update the blog and change the name – doh! šŸ˜‰ Thanks for reminding me – I will change it now šŸ™‚

  3. Reply Max Barclay May 2,2011 1:38 am

    Hi- weevil is Platystomos albinus female; they are pretty similar though. albinus has white on it (as the name suggests) and is the commoner of the two in the south east

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