I know that I’ve posted a few of these Red-legged Shieldbugs recently, but I simply can’t resist this fabulous beast, which I swept out of the Lawson cypress this morning. Given the proximity of the cypress to the willow-leaved cotoneaster … Continued


“Unexpected Hairstreak in the leafhopper area…” I was on my way to Grafton Wood this morning, for another attempt on the Emerald Damselflies, when I suddenly realised that I couldn’t quite be bothered to walk across four fields and a … Continued


Ah – there you are! I’ve been waiting for you. Having gone around the invertebrate calendar a few times now, I know that there are species whose arrival punctuates the season in a fairly predictable way, and I find myself … Continued