Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Speckled bush cricket

Garden watch week 8

Garden watch week 8

8 weeks on my lockdown project, documenting the wildlife in our garden 1 species/1 day at a time. I’m coming to the realisation that I had almost no idea about the majority of the little critters to be found wandering around the place. I’m also REALLY bad at identifying bees, without a picture im completely stuck. My go to website at the moment for an ID is https://www.naturespot.org.uk/ its been a massive help for me over the past couple of weeks and full of useful information.

56 days, 56 pictures.

Week 8

Day 50 – Tachina fera fly

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Tachina fera fly
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Tachina fera fly

Day 51 – Red lily beetles (Lilioceris lilii)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Red Lily beetle
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Red Lily beetle

Day 52 – Trigonotylus caelestialum

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Trigonotylus caelestialum
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Trigonotylus caelestialum

Day 53 – Woundwort shieldbugs (Eysarcoris venustissimus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Woundwort shieldbugs
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Woundwort shieldbugs

Day 54 – Mangora acalypha spider

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Mangora acalypha spider
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Mangora acalypha spider

Day 55 – Vestal cuckoo bumblebee (Bombus vestalis)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Vestal Cuckoo Bumblebee
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Vestal Cuckoo Bumblebee

Day 56 – Speckled bush cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Speckled bush cricket
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Speckled bush cricket

Species list

Tachina fera fly, Red lily beetles, Trigonotylus caelestialum, Woundwort shieldbugs, Mangora acalypha spider, Vestal cuckoo bumblebee, Speckled bush cricket

Total count up to now

Greenfinch, Starling, House sparrow, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Reed bunting, Robin, Slow-worm, Magpie, Bluetit, Rough woodlouse, Dunnock, Common frog, Speckled wood butterfly, Great tit, Holly blue butterfly, Tapered drone fly, Grey squirrel, Feral pigeon, Nursery web spider, Red fox, Honey bee, Blackbird, Peacock butterfly, Large red damselfly, Wood pigeon, Common toad, Small white butterfly, Yellow dung fly, Chaffinch, Collared dove, Queen Median wasp, Garden snail, Red admiral butterfly, Rhingia campestris hoverfly, Early bumblebee, Willow warbler, Garden bumblebee, Azure damselfly, Giant house spider, White lipped snail, Sawfly/Ichneumon wasp, Blowfly (Calliphora vicina) Helophilus pendulus hoverfly, Thick legged flower beetle, Cranefly (Nephrotoma quadrifaria) Marmalade hoverfly, Common pond skater, Sawfly (Macrophya annulata), Tachina fera fly, Red lily beetles, Trigonotylus caelestialum, Woundwort shieldbugs, Mangora acalypha spider, Vestal cuckoo bumblebee, Speckled bush cricket

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