By Kevin McGee
Arranged in chronological order.
|Leistus spinibarbis.||(Carabidae, local).||Three were found in a rotting birch log on 16.4.00. One was photographed.|
|Cytilus sericeus.||(Byrrhidae, local).||One was tubed from dead seedheads of Greater Willowherb on 30.4.00. The beetle was identified by P.F.Whitehead who told me it could be the first record for Tiddesley. The location is unusual as the species is generally associated with upland habitat, e.g. The Malverns.|
|Platyrhinus resinosus.||(Anthribidae, Notable B).||One found on an ash trunk on 30.4.00. Two were at the log-pile on 10.6.00.|
|Stenostola dubia.||(Cerambycidae, Notable B).||One was photographed on the foliage of a small-leaved Lime on 29.5.00. Probably the first record for Tiddesley according to P.F.Whitehead.|
|Molorchus umbellatarum.||(Cerambycidae, Notable A).||One at Hogweed flowers on 18.6.00. My first record for the species from deep inside the middle of the wood.|
|Anatis ocellata.||(Coccinellidae, common).||About 100 fully grown larvae were present on Willow saplings alongside Bow Brook on 18.6.00. A few photos were taken. P.F.Whitehead confirmed them as the larva of the Eyed Ladybird on a very unusual host-plant.|
|Tillus elongatus.||(Cleridae, Notable B).||One female was photographed on the trunk of a dead Ash on 16.7.00. The slide was confirmed by P.F.Whitehead who told me it could be the first record for Tiddesley.|
|Platystomos albinus.||(Anthribidae, Notable B).||One was photographed at the log-pile on 30.7.00. Again, quite possibly the first record for Tiddesley according to P.F.Whitehead.|
|Agrilus angustulus.||(Buprestidae, Notable B).||One found and photographed on the foliage of a large Oak on the Bow Brook side of Tiddesley on 30.7.00. The beetle was extremely active and I couldnt quite get the shots I wanted, hence P.F.Whiteheads conclusion that the species is very probably A .angustulus. Absolute confirmation can only come from a voucher specimen.|
(Cerambycidae, Notable B).
One photographed at the log-pile on 20.8.00. Tiddesley is obviously an important site for this impressive Longhorn, this is my second record for the beetle at exactly the same place. I first photographed one here on 4.7.98.
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