2021 February 6
Gordon Hart writes from the Highlands: The sunshine yesterday (Friday, February 5) brought out an early Drone Fly Eristalis tenax sunning itself on a frond of Polypodium glycyrrhiza (Liquorice Fern). I am basing the identification on a photo from the same area last year on March 10. [Agreed! – Jeremy Tatum]
Eristalis tenax (Dip.: Syrphidae) Gordon Hart
Rosemary Jorna writes from Kemp Lake: I have been keeping track of our Nearctula species snails. It varies from day to day but yesterday I counted 68 on the seven trunks in our Big Leaf Maple group. I’ve kept a daily record and have just sent it off to K. Ovaska. I wonder what they will make of next week’s cold and snow?
Nearctula sp. (Pul.: Vertiginidae) Rosemary Jorna
Snout mite (Acari: Bdellidae) Rosemary Jorna