Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Mullein moth caterpillar

Garden watch week 13

Garden watch week 13

Well, where to begin? I’ve managed to drag this garden project out for yet another week! 3 times longer than I originally thought, in hindsight maybe I underestimated all the little bugs and flappy things. There are loads of little flies etc that I keep seeing that will never make it onto this project for 2 main reasons.

1: They’re too small and 2:They would be almost impossible to ID

So this is in no way an exhaustive list of whats in the garden, more a photography project to keep me entertained, although there have been a few days where I’ve been less than interested but carried on anyway!

Week 13

Day 85 – Mullein moth caterpillar (Cucullia verbasci)

Mullein moth caterpillar (Cucullia verbasci)
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Mullein moth caterpillar

Day 86 – Meadow brown butterfly (Maniola jurtina)

Meadow brown butterfly (Maniola jurtina)
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Meadow brown butterfly

Day 87 – Common green shieldbug (Palomena prasina)

Common green shieldbug (Palomena prasina)
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Common green shieldbug

Day 88 – Harvestman

Harvestman
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Harvestman

Day 89 – Marsham’s nomad bee (Nomada marshamella)

Marsham's nomad bee (Nomada marshamella)
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Marsham’s nomad bee

Day 90 – Greenfly

Greenfly
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Greenfly

Day 91 – Long winged cone-head nymph (Conocephalus fuscus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Long winged cone-head nymph
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Long winged cone-head nymph

Species list

Mullein moth caterpillar, Meadow brown butterfly, Common green shieldbug, Harvestman, Marsham’s nomad bee, Greenfly, Long winged cone-head nymph

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, White-zoned Furrow Bee, Long tailed tit, Blue tailed damselfly, Yellow slug, Empis opaca fly, Cinnamon bug, Deraeocoris flavilinea bug, Mullein moth caterpillar, Meadow brown butterfly, Common green shieldbug, Harvestman, Marsham’s nomad bee, Greenfly, Long winged cone-head nymph

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