March on the Isle of Skye


2 March 2024

Collected from the bridge at Kinloch (there were five or six of them). There is no other species that appears this early in the year.
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Leuctra hippopus (A stonefly)


3 March 2024

I put out some water traps a couple of days ago. This is what I've caught so far:
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A fungus gnat (Mycetophilidae)

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A fungus gnat (Sciaridae))

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Chironomidae (A non-biting midge)

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Possibly Lauxaniidae based on the venation


5 March 2024

Collected in Broadford this morning.
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Phaonia tuguriorum

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Phaonia tuguriorum


7 March 2024

Photographed some of these at Kinloch and then found some more when I returned home.
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Scathophaga litorea


8 March 2024

When I was photographing the flies yesterday I spotted a springtail. I went to look for it again this morning and found 4 or 5. I then checked out my water traps and found something new - a Wood Gnat/Window Gnat (Anisopodidae).
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Entomobrya intermedia

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Sylvicola species


9 March 2024

Collected at Kyleakin this afternoon.
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Helina evecta

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Helina evecta


12 March 2024

A few things collected by me (the beetles) and Sue (the flies).
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Calliphora vicina

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Probably Heliomyza serrata

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Unidentified

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Unidentified


26 March 2024

My first hoverflies of the year - only one species, but lots of them. When I checked on NBN this is the fourth time I've seen Tachina ursina.
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Melangyna lasiophthalma

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Melangyna lasiophthalma

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Tachina ursina

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Pollenia sp.


27 March 2024

More specimens from Sue in Breakish.
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Pentarthrum huttoni

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Pentarthrum huttoni

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Pentarthrum huttoni

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Trichoniscus pusillus agg. (Pygmy Woodlouse)


29 March 2024

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Eudasyphora cyanella

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Eudasyphora cyanella

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A Cacopsylla species


31 March 2024

The last couple of days have taken my total of records for the month to thirty-two.
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Protonemura meyeri (A stonefly)

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Protonemura meyeri (A stonefly)

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Bibio johannis

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Anthocoris gallarumulmi