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East Lothian Records

 
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Sandy



Joined: 22 Jul 2008
Posts: 135
Location: East Lothian

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: East Lothian Records Reply with quote

Here's a report of the hoverflies I recorded on a recent pushbike trip around East Lothian. Great trip - also I gained three new species too Very Happy (Scaeva selenitica, Dasysyrphus tricinctus & Baccha elongata - all wee crackers!)

Records: 15th Sept. 2009

1) Roadside near Boggs Holdings, Pencaitland. NT452712
Habitat: Roadside sowthistles.
Species: Dasysyrphus albostriatus (fem), Syrphus vitripennis (fem), Syrphus spec, Episyrphus balteatus (fem), Scaeva selenitica (fem), Eristalis spec.

2) Coastal scrub near Longniddry. NT442772
Habitat: Scrub in dunes.
Foodplants: Burnet Rose, Knapweed, Sowthistle, Bladder Campion
Species: Epistrophe grossulariae (abundant), Episyrphus balteatus (fem), Syrphus spec, Helophilus pendulus (fem), Eupeodes spec. (fem)

3) Gosford Bay. NT4478
Habitat: Sandy coastal scrub and open grassy areas.
Foodplants: Aster, Sowthistle, Cranesbill, Ragwort, Mayweed
Species: Episyrphus balteatus (male), Syrphus spec, Helophilus pendulus (fem) - common, Epistrophe grossulariae (fem), Dasysyrphus tricinctus (2 x fem), Eupeodes spec. (fem), Syritta pipiens, Eristalis spec, Eupeodes luniger (male)

4) Aberlady Bay nature reserve. NT4681
Habitat: Coastal grasslands and buckthorn scrub.
Foodplants: Sowthistle, Scabious, Yarrow
Species: Syrphus spec, Episyrphus balteatus (fem), Epistrophe grossulariae, Helophilus pendulus (fem), Bacchus elongata (fem), Eupeodes luniger (fem)

5) Butterdean Wood. NT458727
Habitat: Mixed mature woodland
Foodplant: Hogweed
Species: Melanostoma scalare (fem), Leucozona glaucia (fem)


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Sandy
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Sandy



Joined: 22 Jul 2008
Posts: 135
Location: East Lothian

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On another day again on the pushbike, a few more records and 1 new species Very Happy - a female Leucozona leucorum.

Records:

Humbie area, East Lothian on 12th sept 09


1) A roadside hogweed. NT442645

Eristalis spec, Epistrophe grossulariae, Syrphus ribesi



2) Keith Bridge NT452638 (Corn Sowthistle)

Leucozona leucorum, Helophilus pendulus, Eristalis spec



3) Keith Marischal quarry NT450640 (Hawkweed, Green Alkanet)

Helophilus pendulus, Rhingia campestris, Episyrphus balteatus, Platycheirus albimanus, Eupeodes spec



4) Nether Keith - track NT4564 (Hogweeds)

Eristalis spec, Epistrophe grossulariae, Platycheirus spec, Leucozona glauca


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Sandy
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