17 May 2010

Feckenham Wylde Moor

This is a small wetland marsh reserve managed by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. Typical Reed bed habitat is found here with the associated Warblers, Reed Buntings, Cuckoos etc.One Cuckoo was heard calling but I didn't spot it.

Soldier Beetle - Cantharis pellucida
So named not because of any war like tendencies but because their black and red markings are reminiscent of 19th century military uniforms

Ichneumon Wasp - not sure which
Ichneumons are a group of parasitic wasps which lay there eggs in the larvae of moths,butterflies and hoverflies

Cardinal Beetle - Pyrochroa serraticornis
Note the serrated antennae and the all red head

Can't quite identify which species

Leucozona Lucorum - Hoverfly

Grey Heron - Ardea cinera

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