Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Black and yellow longhorn beetle

Garden watch week 11

Garden watch week 11

A picture a day from our garden in Sussex, UK. Each day a different animal and the picture taken before noon. If you haven’t been following, I originally decided to do this as a way of relieving lock down boredom & give me something to do. I also thought i’d get around 30 species, how wrong I was! Up to day 77 now & there’s only a couple of regulars I haven’t managed to photograph yet, so who knows, maybe this will be the last complete week?

77 days, 77 pictures.

Week 11

Day 71 – Longhorn beetle (Rutpela maculata)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Black and yellow longhorn beetle
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Black and yellow longhorn beetle

Day 72 – Large skipper butterfly (Ochlodes sylvanus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Large skipper butterfly
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Large skipper butterfly

Day 73 – Tetragnatha extensa spider

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Tetragnatha extensa spider
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Tetragnatha extensa spider

Day 74 – Hairy shieldbug (Dolycoris baccarum)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Hairy shieldbug
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Hairy shieldbug

Day 75 – Gorytes laticinctus wasp

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Gorytes laticinctus wasp
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Gorytes laticinctus wasp

Day 76 – Sicus ferrugineus fly

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Sicus ferrugineus fly
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Sicus ferrugineus fly

Day 77 – Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Wood mouse
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Wood mouse

Species list

Black and yellow longhorn beetle, Large skipper butterfly, Tetragnatha extensa spider, Hairy shieldbug, Gorytes laticinctus wasp, Sicus ferrugineus fly, Wood mouse

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, Rhopalus subrufus bug, Herring gull, Dock bug, 14 spot ladybird, Emperor dragonfly, Meadow grasshopper, Common froghopper, Wool-carder bee, Wolf spider, Dichrorampha sequana moth, Poecilobothrus nobilitatus fly, 7 Spot ladybird, Oxyloma elegans snail, Common Green Capsid nymph, Black and yellow longhorn beetle, Large skipper butterfly, Tetragnatha extensa spider, Hairy shieldbug, Gorytes laticinctus wasp, Sicus ferrugineus fly, Wood mouse

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