October (24 new species)
Sun 2nd At Tyrell’s Wood I found occupied leaf-mines of the moths Phyllonorycter tenerella and Stigmella ulmivora in elm leaves (both seen previously but never confirmed occupied).
Mon 3rd The scathophagid fly Conisternum decipiens found by the Nun’s Bridges.
Tue 4th Cranefly Erioptera lutea found at home in Shotesham
Fri 7th From the garden moth-trap, I added Rhipidia maculata, Tipula staegeri, Cheilotrichia cinerascens (craneflies) and Limnephilus flavicornis (caddisfly).
Sat 8th I finally unblocked a long-standing missing species, getting brief but great views of Radde’s Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi at Holkham. I also found the cranefly Neolimnomyia adjuncta there.
Sun 9th A walk around Wheatfen produced the millipede Craspedosoma rawlinsii, quite a local species it would seem.
Sat 15th After a couple of nerve-wracking days worrying that it would go, Mike Dawson and I set off in the dark for Yorkshire. Luckily we weren’t to dip, and we saw the UK’s second Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella before breakfast – bird of the year!
Wed 19th The blowfly Pollenia angustigena found inside the Nunnery.
Sun 23rd Somewhat overdue, I finally added the blowfly Calliphora vomitoria from Shotesham.
Mon 24th We had a long walk around the Aldeburgh and Thorpeness but the only “new” species was Fallopia baldschuanica (Russian Vine); I’d never noted this outside a garden before.
Tue 25th On a visit to Framlingham Castle, we walked around the mere here where I swept
Bembidion assimile, Aphthona nonstriata (beetles) and Trigonometopus frontalis (fly).
Wed 26th We had a family walk around Minsmere and Dunwich. I beat Tuponia brevirostris (bug) from tamarisks along the beach, then swept Kleidocerys ericae (bug), Anotylus inustus and Stethorus punctillum (beetles) from Dunwich Heath.
Sun 30th A family walk at Burnham Overy Dunes produced Psylliodes marcida (flea beetle) and Melanoleuca cinereifolia (Dune Cavalier), as well as a nice Isabelline Wheatear.