Currently viewing

How Hill

HowHill130724-1-NEF-

HowHill130724-3-NEF-

HowHill130724-4-NEF-

HowHill130724-5-NEF-

HowHill130724-6-NEF-

Cowbane (Cicuta virosa)

HowHill130724-7-NEF-

HowHill130724-9-NEF-

HowHillAlderCurl130723-1-NEF-

Sp? on Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

HowHillAlderCurl130724-1-NEF-

HowHillAlderCurl130724-2-NEF-

Alder Tongue (Taphrina aldi)

A fungal plant pathogen that produces chemically induced distortion of female catkins

HowHillAlderMine130723-1-NEF-

Sp? on Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

HowHillBeeGrabber130723-2-NEF-

Ferruginous Bee-grabber (Sicus ferrugneus)

HowHillBeetle130724-1-NEF-

A darkling beetle Diaperis boleti

HowHillBeetle2130724-1-NEF-

HowHillBeetle2130724-3-NEF-

HowHillBeetle2130724-4-NEF-

HowHillBeetle2130724-5-NEF-

Carabus granulatus

HowHillBlackspot130724-1-NEF-

Willow Tarspot (Rhytisma salicinum)

HowHillBrackenDisco130723-1-NEF-

Small yellow disco on Bracken and the black dots are something else.

To be confirmed

This was found to be Hyaloscypha flaveola

HowHillBrittlestem130724-1-NEF-

HowHillPaleBrittlestem130724-2-NEF-

Pale Brittlestem (Candolleomyces candolleanus)

HowHillBromusRust130723-1-NEF-

Rust? on ?

Ustilago striiformis on Purple Small-reed (Calamogrostis canescens)

HowHillBurnet130724-1-NEF-

Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii) with very pale spots

HowHillComehead130723-2-NEF-

HowHillConehead130723-1-NEF-

Oak Bush Cricket? (Meconema thalassinum)

HowHillCaddis130723-1-NEF-

Caddisfly Sp?

HowHillCommonMazeGill130723-1-NEF-

Common Maze Gill (Datronia mollis)

HowHillCraneFly130723-1-NEF-

Cranefly Sp?

HowHillDeerfly130723-1-NEF-

HowHillDeerfly130723-2-NEF-

Deer Fly Sp?

Splayed Deerfly (Chrysops caecutiens)

Although the wing pattern is not clear on these images.

Thanks Rob

HowHillFungusCranefly130724-1-NEF-

HowHillFungusCranefly130724-2-NEF-

Fungus attacked Cranefly

Marsh Cranefly (Tipula oleracea) attacked by the fungus Entomophaga tipulae

HowHillGeraniumRust130723-1-NEF-

Neoerysiphe geranii

HowHillGoldenCrust130723-1-NEF-

HowHillGoldenCrust130723-2-NEF-

HowHillGoldenCrust130723-3-NEF-

Golden Crust Fungus (Botryobasidium aureum)

HowHillGreenColonel130724-3-NEF-

HowHillGreenColonel130724-2-NEF-

HowHillGreenColonel130724-1-NEF-

Green Colonel (Oplodontha viridula)

HowHillGreenLichen130724-1-NEF-

HowHillGreenLichenUV130724-1-NEF-

Fiscidea lightfootii

Not the best of images but the second image clearly shows the UV reaction of this particular Lichen

HowHillGreenLichen2130724-1-NEF-

Green Leafy Lichen ?

Cladonia conicraea

HowHillHarvestmen130724-1-NEF-

HowHillHarvestmen130724-2-NEF-

Leiobunum rotundum

HowHillHelophilus130724-1-NEF-

Helophilus hybridus ♂︎ ?

HowHillHopRust130723-1-NEF-

HowHillHopRust130723-2-NEF-

A Hop Mildew (Podosphaera macularis)

HowHillHydrangea130723-2-NEF-

Rough-leaved Hydrangea (Hydrangea aspera)

HowHillHypermycete130723-1-NEF-

HowHillHypermycete130723-2-NEF-

Hyphomyctes Sp?

HowHillKnee130724-2-NEF-

HowHillBaldCypressKnee130723-1-NEF-

HowHillKnee130724-3-NEF-

The Cypress Knee

Swamp Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Despite many theories it is still not known why the trees have knees.

HowHillLichen1130724-1-NEF-

HowHillLichen2130724-1-NEF-

Lecanora sulphurea with Lecanora pannonica

HowHillLichen3130724-1-NEF-

HowHillLichen3130724-2-NEF-

Tephromela atra

HowHillLichenBug130723-1-NEF-

HowHillLichenBug130723-2-NEF-

Birch Catkin Bug (Kleidocerys resedae)?

HoweHillLichenFungi130723-3

HowHillLichenFungi130723-1-NEF-

HowHillLichenFungi130723-2-NEF-

Lichenicolous fungi on Physcia adscendens

Zyzygomyces physciacearum

from

Irish Lichens


HowHillLichenFungi2130724-1-NEF-

Lichenicolous fungus

on

?

HowHillLimitata130723-1-NEF-

Peniophora limitata

HowHillLomghorn130723-1-NEF-

Longhorn Beetle Sp

Four-banded Longhorn Beetle (Leptura quadrifasciata)

HowHillMosquito130724-1-NEF-

Mosquito Sp?

HowHillMycena130724-1-NEF-

Mycena Sp?

Mycena corynephora - much like the commoner M tenerrima but without a basal pad.

Thanks to TL

HowHillNorfolkHawker130723--NEF-

HowHillNorfolkHawker130723-1-NEF-

HowHillNorfolkHawker130723-3-NEF-

HowHillNorfolkHawker130723-4-NEF-

Norfolk Hawker (Aeshna isoscles)

HowHillOsmundaregalis130724-1-NEF-

Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)

HowHillOsmundaMap130723-1-NEF-

Seen growing on the Royal Fern.

An early version of Bracken Map or something different?

Stewart confirmed this was something different.

Leptostroma osmundicola

Under the microscope it looked nothing like Bracken Map, pycnidia erupting through striate black patches.

HowHillBrackenMap130723-1-NEF-

Bracken Map (Rhopographus filicinus) for comparison.

HowHillPantaloonBee130724-1-NEF-

HowHillPantaloonBee130724-2-NEF-

Pantaloon Bee ♀︎ (Dasypoda hirtirpes) hunkering well down in an Evening Primrose (Oenanthera biennis)

HowHillParentBug130724-1-NEF-

HowHillParentBug130724-3-NEF-

HowHillParentBug130724-4-NEF-

A huddle of Parent Bugs (Elasmucha grisea)

HowHillPassiflora130723-2-NEF-

Passion Flower (Passiflora caerulea)

HowHillPennywort130724-2-NEF-

HowHillPennywort130724-1-NEF-

Marsh Pennywort (Hydroctyle vulgaris) flowers

HowHillPHarvestmen2130724-1-NEF-

HowHillPHarvestmen2130724-2-NEF-

HowHillPHarvestmen2130724-3-NEF-

Opilio canestrinii

HowHillPlumeMoth130723-1-NEF-

Hemp-agrimony Plume (Adaina microdactyla gall.

HowHillRedBlobs130723-1-NEF-

HowHillRedBlobs130723-2-NEF-

HowHillMite130723-1-NEF-

Dialonectria diatrypicola growing on Daitrype bullata

HowHillHypoxylon130723-1-NEF-

HowHillHypoxylon130723-2-NEF-

Hypoxylon howeianum

Amazing growth patterns

HowHillRemoteSedge130723-1-NEF-

Remote Sedge (Carex remota)

HowHillRicciafluitans130723-1-NEF-

Floating Crystalwort (Riccia fluitans)

HowHillRush130724-1-NEF-

Jointed Rush (Juncus articulatus) ?

HowHillSedge130724-1-NEF-

HowHillSedge130724-2-NEF-

Common Yellow Sedge (Crex demissa)

HowHillShells130723-1-NEF-

Sp?

HowHillSlimemold130723-1-NEF-

HowHillSlimemold130723-2-NEF-

Slime Mold Sp

Stemonitis axifera

HowHillSmokeyBracket130723--NEF-

HowHillSmokeyBracket130723-1-NEF-

HowHillSmokeyBracket130723-2-NEF-

Big Smokey Bracket (Bjerkandera fumosa)

HowHillSmokeyCaucasianWingnut130723-1-NEF-

HowHillSmokeyCaucasianWingnut130723-2-NEF-

Caucasian Wingnut (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)

HowHillSouthernHawker130723-1-NEF-

HowHillSouthernHawker130723-2-NEF-

HowHillSouthernHawker130723-3-NEF-

HowHillSouthernHawker130723-5-NEF-

HowHillSouthernHawker130723-6-NEF-

Southern Hawker♂︎(Aeshna cyanea) with friends??

@Migrantdragons commented these were biting midges (Forcipomyia paludis), which are quite local in Britain.

HowHillSponge130723-1-NEF-

HowHillSponge130723-1-NEF- 1

HowHillSponge130723-1-NEF- 2

HowHillSponge130723-2-NEF-

A gelatinous mass on a twig in a dyke?

Rather wonderful

Turns out to be a Freshwater Bryozoan

which may be Cristatella mucedo

but

@BrianE_Cambs is working on it. (Thank you)

HowHillStrictus130724-1-NEF-

Stictus arundinaceae on dead Reed Stem (Phragmites australis)?

HowHillSweetChestnut130723-1-NEF-

Camarasporum oreades on dead leaf - Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)

HowHillTosca130723-1-NEF-

HowHillTosca130723-2-NEF-

Taphrina tosquinetii on living leaf - Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

HowHillTuberousPolypore130723-1-NEF-

HowHillTuberousPolypore130723-2-NEF-

Tuberous Polypore (Polyporus tuberaster)

HowHillVelverRollrim130723--NEF-

HowHillVelverRollrim130723-1-NEF-

HowHillVelverRollrim130723-2-NEF-

HowHillVelverRollrim130723-4-NEF-

Velvet Rollrim (Tapinella atromentosa)

HowHillWasp130723-1-NEF-

HowHillWasp130723-2-NEF-

HowHillWasp130723-3-NEF-

HowHillWasp130723-4-NEF-

Five-banded Weevil Wasp ♀︎(Cerceris quinquefasciata)

HowHillYellowMoth130724-1-NEF-

Yellow-tail Moth (Euproctis similis)

HowHillYukkaRust130723-2-NEF-

Yukka Leafspot (Coniothyrium concentricum)?

HowHillCollaredParachute130724-1-NEF-

Collared Parachute (Marasmius rotula)

Comments

Sutton Fen

SuttonFen160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenMarshOrchid160624-1-NEF-

Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa)

SuttonFenPipeSedge160624-1-NEF-

Spike Rush Sp

SuttonFenFalseFoxSedge160624-1-NEF-

False Fox Sedge (Carex otrobae)

SuttonFenLittleRushl160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenLittleRushl160624-2-NEF-

SuttonFenLittleRushl160624-3-NEF-

Toad Rush (Juncus bufonius)

SuttonFen160624-2-NEF-

SuttonFen160624-3-NEF-

SuttonFen160624-4-NEF-

SuttonFenClegg160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenClegg160624-2-NEF-

SuttonFenClegg160624-3-NEF-

SuttonFenClegg160624-4-NEF-

Hairy-legged Horsefly (Hybomitra bimaculata)

SuttonFenFourSPot160624-1-NEF-

Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)

SuttonFenTscitta160624-2-NEF-

SuttonFenTscitta160624-1-NEF-

Tooth-thighed Hoverfly (Tripidia scita)

SuttonFen160624-5-NEF-

SuttonFenPeacock160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenPeacock160624-3-NEF-

SuttonFenPeacock160624-4-NEF-

Peacock caterpillars. (Aglais io)

SuttonFenConocybe160624-1-NEF-

Yvonne's Comments

They keyed out to

Psathyrella rubiginosa

but

this isn’t on the British list?

I’ve been
through the key a few times and can’t get it to anything else. This group is
notoriously difficult so I can’t really be sure. I have dried the specimens.


SuttonFenCowbane160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenCowbane160624-3-NEF-

Cow Bane (Cicuta virosa)

SuttonFenEyelashFungus160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenEyeLashFungus160624-2-NEF-

Eye-lash Fungus

Yvonne's comments

I used the Malcolm Greaves’ on-line key to identify the Scutellinia
and
it was

S. superba

which describes it well I think !


SuttonFenPsahterella160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenPsahterella160624-2-NEF-

Psathyrella Sp

Psathyrella typhae

SuttonFenRush160624-1-NEF-

Blunt-flowered Rush (Juncus subnodulosus_

SuttonFen160624-6-NEF-

SuttonFen160624-7-NEF-

SuttonFen160624-8-NEF-

SuttonFen160624-9-NEF-

SuttonFen160624-10-NEF-

SuttonFen160624-11-NEF-

SuttonFenCaddis60624-1-NEF-

Sp?

SuttonFen~Bicinctum160624-1-NEF-

Two-banded Spearhorn (Chrysotoxum bicintum)


SuttonFenCaterpillar160624-1-NEF-

Caterpillar Sp?

SuttonFen160624-12-NEF-

SuttonFenOakCrust160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenOakCrust160624-2-NEF-

Oak Curtain Crust (Hymenochaete rubiginosa)

SuttonFenOrbicular160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenOrbicular160624-2-NEF-

Ascobolus lignatilis

SuttonFenSlimeMold160624-1-NEF-

Slime Mold Sp

Stemonitopsis typhina ?

SuttonFenSpoders160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenSpoders160624-3-NEF-

SuttonFenSpoders160624-2-NEF-

Spider Sp

SuttonFenSpringtails160624-1-NEF-

Young Springtails (Collembola Sp)

SuttonFenVissea160624-1-NEF-

A tiny presumed Vibrissea Sp on an Oak Leaf

Vibrissea cesatii

SuttonFenYellowRattle160624-1-NEF-

Plasmopara densa on Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)

Although I should have turned it over as well.

SuttonFen160624-13-NEF-

SuttonFen160624-14-NEF-

SuttonFenSawFly160624--NEF-

SuttonFenSawFly160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenSawFly160624-3-NEF-

SuttonFenSawFly160624-4-NEF-

SuttonFenSawFly160624-5-NEF-

Small Yellow-girdled Tenthredo (Tenthredo temula)

SuttonFenBogMyrtle160624-1-NEF-

The reverse of a Bog Myrtle leaf showing the tiny yellow oil glands
that give the plant its characteristic sweet aroma

SuttonFenGroundHopper160624-1-NEF-

Groundhopper Sp

SuttonFenCIllustrata160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenCIllustrata160624-2-NEF-

Cheilosia illustrata

SuttonFenSiccus160624-1-NEF-

Ferruginous Bee-grabber (Sicus ferrugineus)

SuttonFenGreenColonel160624-1-NEF-

SuttonFenGreenColonel160624-2-NEF-

SuttonFenGreenColonel160624-3-NEF-

SuttonFenGreenColonel160624-4-NEF-

SuttonFenGreenColonel160624-5-NEF-

Being attacked by an Empis Fly?

SuttonFenGreenColonel160624-6-NEF-

Green Colonel (Oplodontha viridula)

Comments
 Currently viewing