Monday, June 12, 2017

Dalgety Bay, Fife

Not the best pic in the world as I couldn't see the screen for glare. Tree Bumblebee is a recent colonist and not many records in Fife - no records apparent on NBN, though I know it's in a friend's nestbox in his garden and is not uncommon in the town.

Most of the other stuff isn't very interesting photo-wise, but here are the latest numbers:
646 Senecio jacobaea Common Ragwort
647 Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch
648 Tenthredo livida A sawfly
649 Enoplognatha ovata A spider
650 Dolichopus ungulatus A long-legged fly
651 Platycheirus angustatus A Hoverfly
652 Phaonia angelicae A muscid fly
653 Blastobasis lacticolella A micromoth
654 Coenosia tigrina A muscid fly
655 Bombus hypnorum Tree Bumblebee


  1. You did well to get him in that little pot.

  2. wasn't best pleased but it didn't last long. I had another in the moth trap this morning (different square) - I think they're nesting in my garage!

  3. Here's the known (verified!) range at start of 2016. I expect them on Skye by year end...

  4. They spread fast, only 1 record north of South Yorkshire in 2009, by 2012 they had already colonised most of Durham (VC66) and by 2016 were probably the commonest Bombus in the county, certainly in gardens and urban areas.