Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Crab spider

Garden watch week 16

Garden watch week 16

Still dragging this on! Started photographing 1 species per day on the 30th March during UK lock down due to Corona virus. I thought I could get maybe 30 different garden animals and now I’m on 112 so I think I may have slightly underestimated the task! Here’s the last 7 days worth of pictures, and yes, the identifications are getting more vague 🙂

Week 16

Day 106 – Ruddy darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)

Ruddy darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Ruddy darter. Day 106 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 107 – Crab spider

Crab spider
Crab spider. Day 107 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 108 – Mint moth (Pyrausta aurata)

Mint moth (Pyrausta aurata)
Mint moth. Day 108 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 109 – Sphaerophoria scripta hoverfly

Sphaerophoria scripta hoverfly
Sphaerophoria scripta hoverfly. Day 109 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 110 – Earth worm

Earth worm
Earth worm. Day 110 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 111 – Weevil

Weevil
Weevil. Day 111 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 112 – Cinnabar moth caterpillar

Cinnabar moth caterpillar
Cinnabar moth caterpillar. Day 112 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Species list

Ruddy darter, Crab spider, Mint moth, Sphaerophoria scripta hoverfly, Earth worm, Weevil, Cinnabar moth caterpillar

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, Pellucid fly, Black slug, Rose chafer beetle, Small black ants, Myathropa florea hoverfly, Rove beetle, Great spotted woodpecker, Gatekeeper butterfly, Enoplognatha latimana spider, Tortoise beetle, 22 Spot ladybird, Common red soldier beetle, Large white butterfly, Garden spider, Ruddy darter, Crab spider, Mint moth, Sphaerophoria scripta hoverfly, Earth worm, Weevil, Cinnabar moth caterpillar

1 thought on “Garden watch week 16”

  1. Fantastic and inspired array of beautiful insects, Ed. Wonderful and rare (to me) white crab spider on yellow flower. Loved the earth word. Liked them all. Many thanks.

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