I continue to catch a these Phryganea caddis regularly. I have some microscope work to do to determine which species they are, grandis or bipunctata. The caddis guides are currently well thumbed, looking forward to the new book which is in production apparently.
Phryganea grandis / bipunctata - the largest UK caddis.
My other big thing was a much desired cranefly which finally turned up in a trap, Tipula maxima, a spectacular beast.
This seems a tad earlier than I'm used to....
Setaceous Hebrew Character.
And some things I always struggle with:
Bactra lancealana (thanks SS and UKMothID)
Endothenia quadrimaculana maybe.
I catch these dark Eqs about 1:3 of standard ones, I'm still not convinced this is what they are.
However, plenty of nice moths.
Eudonia lacustrata, not sure I've caught that here before.
I'm looking carefully at Dusky Brocade this year as I would really like to nail a definite Confused which should occur.
Here's Palloptera saltuum, a bit of a speciality around our house and garden, this one at Wee Wood.
Here it is in action.
And another interesting Diptera, same time, same location, no idea what it is, enquiries in progress.
Chrysopilus cristatus, a snipe fly, thanks again LJ.
And finally, a bit of a triumph, after a lot of attempts we seem to have got Yellow Rattle to grow in our meadow. Now I know how, we'll be seeding a lot more. (Bit of an effort mind.)
Eight Northern marsh Orchids have grown this year.
Northern Marsh Orchid.