Being unsprayed, and with a splendid variety of 'weeds' the field was likely to be rich in insect life too. I found over a couple of hours a good assortment of bugs, by which I mean true bugs rather than the conglomeration of creatures including bacteria ('hospital bugs') grouped under this unsatisfactory term.
Perhaps the largest was a Gorse Shieldbug, Piezodorus lituratus, an unsurprising find given that there is lots of gorse on Foxhill Farm. Although not very eye-catching I regard it, with its olive-green coloration, as a handsome insect.
Gorse Shieldbug in my sweep net. Foxhill Farm, Badby, Northants.
5 November, 2018
|A dark form of Parent Bug. Foxhill Farm, Badby. 5 November, 2018|