|Midge, probably Chironomus luridus. Kelsey Park, 28 August 2015.|
Results have been very varied. Even on good moth nights, the walk is usually finishing before many moths have arrived. This year, an extra walk was put on to cope with demand, but the second was on a cool damp night and almost nothing turned up in the trap (but there were plenty of bats over the lake).
However, during the first August walk I saw the usual flush of midges large and small. This was one of the larger ones. It's not a biter - no long proboscis is visible. The name I have attached to it is only tentative. A similar creature was identified as this last year.
We also had some Caddises.
|Caddis, Speckled Peter, Agrypnia varia. Kelsey Park, 28 August 2015.|
|Water Boatman, probably a Callicorixa species. Kelsey Park, 28 August 2015.|
|Forest Bug, Pentatoma rufipes. Kelsey Park, 28 August 2015.|
While looking around I also saw this Harvestman on a Scots Pine.
|Harvestman, order Opiliones. Kelsey Park, 28 August 2015.|
Next time I will show some actual moths!