Thursday, 21 July 2016

Wintersett MEGA 21.07.16

16 - 21 degrees, with 4/8 scattered cloud and a light westerly.
Anglers CP: Pochard 2m,  Common Term 5 ( 3 adults + 2 juvs).  Psycho the adult Yellow-legged Gull left west.  Common Gull 2 ( a 1st Summer and an adult).  The adult, white Black-headed Gull was on the rock wall. 
Coleoptera:  A  BEETLE  MEGA was attracted to the light trap on Tuesday 19.07.16.  (Pete Smith)
Pyropterus nigroruber      Haw Park 19.07.16       ASmith
Many thanks to Mike Denton for identifying and providing information regarding this beetle.
Pyropterus nigroruber.   It was  found  previously, in Haw Park by Dave Beardsell on 4th August 2012. It has a national status of Na (thought to occur in less than 30 10 km squares). It has two centres of population - south Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire and north Yorkshire. Its great rarity is due to the fact that it is saproxylic (found in dead wood).


oxycera said...

Beetle also known locally from Howell Wood and Stainborough Castle.

ASmith said...

Thanks for the information John.
Also of interest:
A Lesser Stag Beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus) came to a light trap in Hemsworth on 19.07.16 per Francis Hickenbottom (Wakey Nats).