Friday, 25 January 2013

Diptera Group Newsletter Added

I have pasted a copy of the newsletter into the Newsletter pages. I am sorry about the uppercase format but that happens when the page is displayed. If I go to edit it the text is a normal mixture of upper and lower case. I have reported it to Google.

With a forecast thaw on its way maybe there will be a few more insects to look out for.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Late December

Well, I had hoped to find quite a few flies during the month but poor weather and other commitments have kept the numbers down. Apart from the flies I collected at Denton Wood on the 6th and the winter gnat on the 8th, the only fly I have to report is a hoverfly, Eristalis tenax, female from Castle Ashby on 18th.

Tony White reported a tachinid, Macquartia grisea from Byfield Pocket Park.

I have not had chance to check all the Denton Wood flies yet but have found a Chloropid and a Mycetophilid of the genus Exechia. I do not have keys to take them any further.