Thursday, 11 October 2018

Beetle New for the Farm

What with the warm southerly airflow at the moment I was hoping for some migrant moths. Instead had this distinctive looking Beetle which I didn't recognise. I sent to our group coleopterist (former curator at NHM) and he (aka Roger aka Beetlejuice) identified it as Oedemera (Oncomera) femoralis (Ispot link to species HERE). A first for site. 
Oedemera (Oncomera) femoralis (above and below) 

Also had a couple of rather variable looking Turnip Moths. Not much else in the trap Agonopeterix alstromeriania, Gold Triangles, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Pale Mottled Willow and Lesser Yellow Underwing. 

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