|Grey Shoulder-knot on bark of willow tree in |
my garden, Byfield SP515529 9 January, 2014
|Hawthorn Shieldbug, Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale|
disrupting my paper-hanging efforts. 14 January, 2014
Household tasks, tedious though they often are, cannot be ignored and the winter months must be utilised for these matters. Accordingly I have set to and started redecorating my study. I fetched the paste table from the car port and there, revealed as I opened it up, were yet more refugees. The first to creep out was a Hawthorn Shieldbug (see my blog, "The Sore-bottomed Shieldbug", 3 October, 2013).
I removed it to a place of safety and returned to the task in hand - only for a green lacewing to flutter out and settle on the ceiling. Unsurprisingly it proved to be Chrysoperla carnea, perhaps the commonest of these insects.
|A green lacewing fly, Chrysoperla carnea on a |
(very uneven) ceiling. 14 January, 2014
This "species" is actually an aggregate of species, tricky to separate. The Chrysoperla carnea complex is apparently found throughout the world - and, I can now reveal to the scientific community, under paste tables.