Pot twitching, 19 March 2024

A trip into Norwich on a 'pot twitch'!

A species I've wanted to see for some while but never managed to find is Adonis Ladybird. My friend Vanna was aware of this and found not 1 but 2 in the lavender in her garden yesterday - and kindly potted them up for me. Thus it was an relaxed drive into Norwich (which I had to visit anyway) to gawp at a pair of this distinctive ladybird 'in cop'. I hope we didn't distract them too much from their important activity! They weren't the only item of interest because Jeremy produced 2 fungi specimens which he had collected in Wayland Wood and done the necessary microscopy at home - Ruby Elfcup (impossible to seperate from Scarlet Elfcup without microscopy) and Rosellinia britannica on a piece of Ash bark. Back in the garden there was a Birch Shieldbug and a Double-striped Pug.

I do love a trip to see the Bartletts!  

                                                                                                                           Adonis Ladybirds
                                                                                                                               Birch Shieldbug
                                                                                                                         Double-striped Pug
                                                                                                                                Rosellinia britannica
                                                                                                                             Ruby Elfcup

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