Saturday, 7 August 2010

Chicksands Wood

I first thought this was a bishop's mitre but it didn't seem right so took a few pics which enabled confirmation as Eurygaster testudinaria the Tortoise Shieldbug. Bernard Nau and Sheila Brooke confirmed the ID, adding that they had recently found nymphs but this was the first adult record for the county.

Nearby was this stunning fly which deserved photographing. Many thanks to Stephen Plummer and John O'Sullivan for identifying as a male Phasia hemiptera tachinid fly.

Photos by Keith Balmer


Hugh Griffiths said...

I also found an adult Eurygaster testudinaria in Chicksands Wood, on July 28.

Hugh Griffiths said...

and four years in our Luton garden

Hugh Griffiths said...

four years on it has arrived in our Luton garden.