Hammerwich Treasure

Hammerwich Treasure
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Friday, 14 July 2017

Ichneumon wasp, Diphyus quadripunctorius.

Diphyus quadripunctorius female 10th Jult 2017DSCF7702

Only 8 records reliably known for UK and most are from Nottinghamshire. It is a new record for Staffordshire. It was seen on 10th July and its id verified by Gavin Broad of the Natural History Museum.

Dipper from the river Onny in Shropshire

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Regal piercer and small mottled willow

49.375 Pammene regiana 5th July 2017Small mottled willow 5th July 2017 

The left regal piercer is a first for Hammerwich and there have only been 5 area records in Staffs since 1995.

The small mottled willow is a migrant and is seen more in coastal areas. There have been 7 area records in Staffs since 1995.