By Kevin McGee
Arranged in chronological order.
|Orsodacne cerasi.||(Chrysomelidae, local)||One photographed on Pear foliage on 23.4.00. Another was photographed on Hogweed flowers at nearby Drakes Broughton orchard on 5.6.00.|
|Pediacus dermestoides.||(Cucujidae, local).||One photographed under bark of an Oak log on 23.4.00.|
|Megatoma undata.||(Dermestidae, Notable B).||One photographed on the gate-post at the reserve entrance on 23.4.00. & 30.4.00.|
|Chrysolina staphylaea.||(Chrysomelidae, local) .||One on nettles along Chevington Lane near the reserve entrance on 23.4.00.|
|Dorcus parallelipipedus.||(Lucanidae, local).||Three under an Oak log on 28.5.00. One very large male was photographed.|
|Judolia cerambyciformis.||(Cerambycidae, local)||One photographed at Hogweed flowers on 4.6.00. The second year running Ive recorded this Longhorn here, its usually more associated with the north & west of the county.|
|Psylliodes dulcamarae.||(Chrysomelidae, local).||One of about 20 was tubed from Bittersweet on 4.6.00. Identification confirmed by P.F.Whitehead.|
|Hemicrepidius hirtus.||(Elateridae, local).||One photographed on grasses on 17.6.00.|
|Cryptarcha strigata.||(Nitidulae, Notable B).||One photographed at the sap-run of a pollarded Oak on17.6.00.|
|Serica brunnea.||(Scarabaeidae, local).||A dead one was collected from a Marsh Thistle on 2.7.00. Identification confirmed by P.F.Whitehead.|
|Agapanthia villosoviridescens.||(Cerambycidae, local).||Two were photographed on 2.7.00. One was in the classic text-book situation on a Marsh Thistle stem. Probably the first site-record according to P.F.Whitehead.|
The Noble Chafer one photographed at Angelica flowers on 15.7.00. Almost certainly the first site-record. This highlights the importance of the region outlying the west of Pershore as a stronghold for this nationally rare beetle.
|Anthrenus fuscus.||(Dermestidae, local).||One tubed from Angelica flowers on 27.7.00. Identification confirmed by P.F.Whitehead.|
|Rhynchites salicis.||(Attelabidae, local).||One of about six was tubed from Willow foliage on 1.8.00. Identification confirmed by P.F.Whitehead.|
|Phloiotrya vaudoueri.||(Melandryidae, Notable B).||One photographed on an Oak log on 19.8.00. Very possibly the first site-record.|
|Cychrus caraboides.||(Carabidae, local).||One under an Oak log on 10.9.00.|
|Metoecus paradoxus.||(Rhipiphoridae, local).||One photographed on an Oak trunk on 10.9.00. Very possibly the first site-record.|
Thanks to Paul Whitehead for confirming identifications.
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