Meanwhile back on the Ranch

Seth has helped me identify our very common millipede in the garden as Tachypodoiulus niger, known as the white-legged snake millipede or, more boringly, the black millipede.

Tachypodoiulus niger

A crane fly that seems to have emerged very early may be Tipula subnodicornis but it will need to be examined more closely in due course. Unfortunately it is a female which will not make identification any easier. Later: Turns out to be Tipula rufina.

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Tipula rufina

Despite having put the moth trap out several times the haul has been limited to these three species so far:

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No doubt that is about to change.

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