2.5mm

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Monday, 17 October 2011 20:36

I had a quick walk around Woods Mill at lunch time and did a bit of sweeping. There was very little about but I did get two new species. The first being a smart little spider called Zilla diodia. the other was this tiny little beetle (c2.5mm) that I couldn't identify at first. Eventually, after much perserverance, I stumbled across it on the website Kerbtier and then went back to Joy and the checklist. It's Psammoecus bipunctatus and is associated with sedge litter acording to Joy and that is exactly where I found it. Nice to see that I can still find new things in mid October on my lunch break but I fear it will not last much longer with the weather that is predicted. I end the day on 3644 species.

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