Sunday, 13 May 2012

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In Loughor, masses of Two-tailed bristletails (Campodea fragilis) had infested a moribund Hollyhock. We were also visited there by a Pine weevil (Hylobius abietis). In Gorseinon, Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) was in bloom and nettles attracted Phyllobius pomaceus and Propylea 14-punctata beetles. A Small white (Artogeia rapae) butterfly and a Helophilus pendulus hoverfly were also noted.

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Hurricane Ophelia also blew a Green lacewing ( Chrysopa 7-punctata ) into my house.