Portland Insects A-B

ANTS

Formicidae


Small Black Ant - Lasius niger
First recorded - 12 May 18 - (Rufus Castle)

Negro Ant - Formica fusca (Possible)
First Recorded - 6 Jun 20 (Penn's Copse)

BEES

Apidae - True bees and Bumblebees

Hairy-footed Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes  (male) 
First Recorded - 23 Apr 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Hairy-footed Flower Bee - Anthophora plumipes  (female)

Garden Bumblebee - Bombus hortorum
First Recorded - 17 Jun 18 (Mermaid Track)

Honey Bee - Apis mellifera
First Recorded - 15 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry Butterfly Reserve

 Common Carder Bee - Bombus pascuorum
First recorded - 12 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Brown-banded Carder Bee, Bombus humilis
First Recorded - 17 May 19 (PBO)

Early Bumblebee - Bombus pratorum (At the bottom of the photo)
First Recorded - 8 Mar 19 (Church Ope Cove)

Buff-tailed Bumblebee - Bombus terrestris
First Recorded - 6 May 18 (Wakeham)

Red-tailed Bumblebee - Bombus lapidarius
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

Red-tailed Bumblebee - Bombus lapidarius

White-tailed bumblebee Bombus lucorum
First Recorded - 17 May 19 (PBO)

Tree Bumblebee - Bombus hypnorum
First Recorded - 12 Jul 18 (Wakeham)

Common Mourning Bee - Melecta albifrons
First Recorded - 27 Apr 20 (Wakeham)

Common Mourning Bee - Melecta albifrons

Gooden's Nomad Bee - Nomada goodeniana
First Recorded - 23 Apr 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Marsham's Nomad Bee - Nomada marshamella
First recorded - 12 May 18 (Rufus Castle)

Flavous Nomad Bee - Nomada flava
First recorded - 13 May 18 (Rufus Castle)

Flavous Nomad Bee - Nomada flava

Fabricius' Nomad Bee - Nomada fabriciana
First Recorded - 19 Jun 18 (St Andrew's Church)

Common Bee Wasp Nomada ruficornis (Possible)
First Recorded - 12 May 19 (Bumpers Lane)

Painted Nomad Bee - Nomad fucata
First Recorded - 9 Apr 20 (Wakeham)

Lathbury's Nomad Bee - Nomad lathburiana
First Recorded - 9 Apr 20 (Wakeham)

Lathbury's Nomad Bee Nomad lathburiana


Andrenidea - Mining Bees

Mining Bee - Andrena apicata
First Recorded - 19 Mar 19 (PBO Quarry)

Mining Bee - Andrena scotica
First Recorded - 6 May 18 (Wakeham)

Short-fringed Mining Bee - Andrena dorsata
First Recorded - 5 May 19 (Bumpers Lane)

Large Gorse Mining Bee - Andrena bimaculata
First Recorded - 26 Jun 20 (St Andrew's Church)

Ashy or Grey Mining Bee - Andrena cineraria
First Recorded - 4 May 18 (Wakeham)

Tawny Mining Bee - Andrena fulva
First Recorded - 18 Apr 20 (Penn's Copse)

Tawny Mining Bee - Andrena fulva
18 Apr 20 (The Cuttings)

Early Mining Bee - Andrena haemorrhoa
First Recorded - 23 Apr 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Grey-patched Mining Bee - Andrena nitida
First Recorded - 10 Apr 19 (Penns Weare)

Yellow-legged Mining-bee Andrena flavipes
First recorded - 26 Mar 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Trimmer's Mining Bee - Andrena trimmerana
First Recorded 18 Apr 20 (The Cuttings)

Trimmer's Mining Bee - Andrena trimmerana

Cliff Mining Bee - Andrena thoracica
First Recorded - 20 Jun 20 (Wakeham)

Cliff Mining Bee - Andrena thoracica

    Cliff Mining Bee - Andrena thoracica


Halictidae - Sweat bees

Common Furrow-bee - Lasioglossum calceatum
First Recorded - 18 Apr 19 (King Barrow Quarries)

Southern Bronze Furrow Bee - Halictus tumulorum
First Recorded - 6 May 18 (Wakeham)

Sphecodes sp
First Recorded - 21 Apr 20 (Wakeham)

Sphecodes sp

Sphecodes sp

Megachilidae - Mason Bees

Blue Mason Bee - Osmia caerulescens
First recorded - 18 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


Blue Mason Bee - Osmia caerulescens
21 Apr 20 (Wakeham)

Leafcutter Bee Megachile centuncularis
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

Leafcutter Bee - Megachile willughbiella (Possibly)
First Recorded - 6 May 18 (Wakeham)

Spined Mason Bee - Osmia spinulosa
First Recorded - 18 Jun 18 (Rufus Castle Copse)


 Red Mason Bee - Osmia bicornis
First Recorded - 7 Apr 20 (Wakeham)

Colletinae - Ivy Bees


 Ivy Bee Colletes hederae
First Recorded - 19 Sep 17 (Rufus Castle)


BEETLES

Carabidae - Ground beetles

Possibly Amara familiaris
First Recorded - 19 Apr 20 (Wakeham)


Cantharidae - Soldier Beetles

Common Red Soldier Beetles Rhagonycha fulva
First Recorded - 25 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Cantharis rustica
First recorded - 19 May 18 (Top Fields)

Malthinus flaveolus
First Recorded - 27 Jun 10 (Wakeham)

Cantharis rustica

Nitidulidae - Sap beetles

Epuraea melina
First Recorded - 28 Apr 20 (St Andrew's Church)


Chrysomelidae - Leaf beetles

Artichoke Beetle Sphaeroderma testaceum
First Recorded - 12 Jun 19 (Wakeham Meadow)

Bloody-nosed Beetle - Timarcha tenebricosa
First recorded - 20 May 18 (Bumpers Lane)


Bloody-nosed Beetle - Timarcha tenebricosa (Larvae)
First recorded - 10 Apr 19 (Rufus Castle)

Tenebrionidae - Darkling beetles

Rough-Haired Lagria Beetle - Lagria hirta
First Recorded - 19 Jun 19 (Wakeham)


Oedemeridae - False blister beetles

Swollen-thighed Beetle Oedemera nobilis (Female)
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

Swollen-thighed Beetle Oedemera nobilis (Male)

Ischnomera cyanea
First recorded - 1 Jun 18 (The Bill)

Scarabaeidae - Dung and Scarab Beetles

Summer Chafer - Amphimallon solstitiale
First Recorded - 1 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Rose Chafer - Cetonia aurata
First Recorded - 5 Jul 17 (Church Ope Cove)

Silphidae - Carrion or burying beetles

Black Snail Beetle - Silpha atrata
First recorded - 21 May 18 (St Andrew's Church)

Black Snail Beetle - Silpha atrata (about to take off)

Pyrochroidae - Cardinal beetles

Scarce Cardinal Beetle - Ischnomera sanguinicollis
First recorded - 10 May 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Cerambycidae - Longhorn beetles

Spotted Longhorn - Rutpela maculata
First Recorded - 16 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

Wasp Beetle Clytus arietis
First Recorded - 18 Jun 18 (St Andrew's Church)


Curculionidae - Weevils

Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil - Polydrusus formosus 
First Recorded - 12 May 19 (Penns Copse)

Nettle Weevil - Phyllobius pomaceus
First Recorded - 11 Jun 18 (Radipole RSPB Reserve)

Meadow Cranesbill Weevil - Zacladus geranii (Possible)
First Recorded - 10 May 20 (Penn's Weare)

Meadow Cranesbill Weevil Zacladus geranii (Possible)



Anthribidae - Fungus Weevils

Scarce Fungus Weevil Platyrhinus resinosus
First Recorded - 15 Mar 19 (Wakeham)

Scarce Fungus Weevil Platyrhinus resinosus

BUGS

Pentatomidae

Common Green Shieldbug - Palomena prasina
First recorded - 18 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


Common Green Shieldbug - Palomena prasina (Winter Colours)
25 Dec 19 (Rufus Castle)


Common Green Shieldbug - Palomena prasina (Winter Colours)
12 Feb 20 (Church Ope Cove)

Red-legged Shieldbug - Pentatoma rufipes
First recorded - 21 Jul 17 (Rufus Castle)

Red-legged Shieldbug - Pentatoma rufipes (Final instar nymph)
First recorded - 12 Jun 19 (Wakeham Wood)

 Hairy Shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum
First Recorded - 19 Sep 17 (Wakeham)

Acanthosomatidae

Hawthorn Shieldbug Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale
First recorded 12 May 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Southern Green Shieldbug Nezara viridula (Early instar nymphs)
First Recorded - 20 Jun 18 (Church Ope Cove)

Southern Green Shieldbug Nezara viridula (Early instar nymphs)
Recorded - 1 Jul 18 (Mermaid Track)

Southern Green Shieldbug Nezara viridula (Early instar nymphs)
Recorded - 1 Jul 18 (Mermaid Track) Video Here

Coreidae

Dock Bug - Coreus marginatus
First Recorded - 2 Jul 17 (South West Coast path)

Western Conifer Seed Bug - Leptoglossus occidentalis
First Recorded - 1 Sep 19 (Balaclava Bay)

Rhopalidae

Cinnamon Bug - Corizus hyoscyami
First Recorded - 10 Jun 19 (Wakeham Wood)


Stenocephalidae

Dune Spurge Bug - Dicranocephalus agilis
First Recorded - 20 Apr 19 (Penns Wood)

Dune Spurge Bug - Dicranocephalus agilis


Miridae

Common Green Capsid - Lygocoris pabulinus
First Recorded - 6 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Lucerne Bug - Adelphocoris lineolatus
First Recorded - 7 Jun 18 (Penn's Wood)

Acetropis gimmerthalii
First Recorded - 19 Apr 20 (Wakeham)


Closterotomus trivialis
First Recorded - 18 Jun 20 (Penns Wood)


Aphrophoridae

Alder Spittlebug - Aphrophora alni
First Recorded - 18 Jul 19 (The Cuttings Quarry)

Stenocephalidae

Dune Spurge Bug, Dicranocephalus agilis
First Recorded - 20 Apr 19 (Penns Wood)

Dune Spurge BugDicranocephalus agilis



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