February (25 new species)
Sun 7th Lophocolea heterophylla (liverwort) found at Joy's Loke (Shotesham), plus Bolitobius castaneus (rove beetle) and Lumbricus terrestris (earthworm) found in the garden (Shotesham).
Thu 11th Ichneumon extensorius (ichneumon wasp) found under a stone in the grounds of the Nunnery.
Sat 13th A walk around Shotesham produced Drymus brunneus (ground bug) and Plagiomnium affine (moss) along Joy’s Loke, plus Bembidion obtusum (ground beetle), Lathrobium brunnipes (rove beetle) and Lithobius crassipes (centipede) whilst rooting around in Shotesham Great Wood.
Sat 20th On my second attempt I tracked down Lathraea clandestina (Purple Toothwort) at Bowthorpe Marsh, and also identified Ceratophysella denticulata (springtail) from here.
Sun 21st Looking under logs in Creasy’s Grove (Shotesham) produced Badister bullatus (ground beetle), Quedius lateralis (rove beetle) and Balea sarsii (snail). In the garden, Pollenia rudis (blow-fly) was found sunning itself on the bee-hive, whilst I also located Microlophium carnosum (aphid), Tachyporus dispar and Tachyporus obtusus (rove beetles) by pulling up nettles then sieving them.
Fri 26th Quedius fuliginosus (rove beetle) and Strigamia acuminata (centipede) found under logs at The Nunnery.
Sat 27th In Brooke Wood, found clearly self-seeded saplings of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson’s Cypress), along with Arion rufus (slug) and Agonum emarginatum (ground beetle). Back at home, found Phaonia subventa (muscid fly) sunning itself in the back garden.
Sun 28th Occupied leaf-mines of Phytomyza ranunculi (fly) noticed in Lesser Celandine leaves in Shotesham.