Early Long-horn

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Early Long-horn

Postby IainH » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:48 pm

I was in the dune heath at the south or Irvine Beach Park yesterday looking for solitary bees. It was only because I checked the canopy of a flowering Sallow tree for bee activity that I noticed half a dozen Adela cuprella hovering around the top of the tree. I’ve never seen any before, despite the fact that they hover around the tops of Sallow trees during sunny spring weather … and I spend a lot of time on sunny spring days staring up into Sallow trees looking for bees. There don’t seem to be any previous official records for Ayrshire.

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Re: Early Long-horn

Postby ScottD » Mon May 02, 2016 3:40 am

I do like Longhorns as a group & suspect that they are under-recorded in Scotland.
Cauchas rufimitrella is also out, at least down South.
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