Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Early bramble

One of the first brambles to flower in our area is a species described by the BSBI referee for this group as "probably a luxuriant form of Rubus nemorosus." (Brambles, though they generally look fairly similar, have been divided up by botanists into many microspecies).

Enjoying the pollen platform are a thick-legged flower beetle, Oedemera nobilis, a dance fly, Empis sp. and a moth which I think is a female Adela.

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