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For those of you interested in moths Bob Gill has supplied a few recent images of some rather tasty
Thanks for these Bob, some nice micro work.
A couple of interesting shot from Phil Davies, not sure what it is Phil, my guess is a Spider Hunter, your insect hotel is doing rather well.
A parasitic fly Tachina fera about at the moment, its hosts being moth larvae .
|Tachina fera Bob Gill|
|Woundwort Shieldbug Eysarcoris venustissimus|
Some Ground-hoppers from Bob Gill, we have three Ground-Hoppers in Britain here are two photographed in Northants a 3rd Cepero's is not likely to occur here, but if anyone has an image of one please send it in.
These Hoppers do not sing and are widely variable in colour tones.
|Common Ground Hopper Tetrix undulata|
|Slender Ground Hopper Tetrix subulata|
So as promised some more images from Bob Gill.
|Leafhopper, Cicadella viridis|
|Grey Dagger , moth caterpillar|
|Eared leaf hopper|
|Allygus mixtus Leafhopper|
|Capsus ater, Plant bug|
Thanks for those mate.
Some nice moth shots, from insectorist ( I made that up ) Bob Gill. The Pine Beauty really lives up to it's name. Some more of Bobs shots soon.
|The spanking Burnished Brass|
Thanks Bob for this shot to complete the showing of the Buff tip's life cycle. The camouflage of this moth really does look like the broken tip of a twig.
From Clive Bowley, The Buff Tip moth caterpillars and a wonderful close up of their eggs.
pupation takes place in autumn in soil, the moths emerge in May.
Anyone have an image of the moth ??
Two of our largest Hoverflies, Great Pied and Hornet, by Phil Davies.
An interesting Nomad Bee sp, from Phil Davies.
Day flying moth, Mother of Pearl, Clive Bowley
|A female Great Diving Beetle, coming up for a breather.|
The ribbing is for the male to gain purchase during courtship.
|Grass Snake David Arden.|
Below stunning Parasitic fly, from Salcey Forest.
|Phasia hemiptera Robin Gossage.|
A couple of images from Mark Williams from his garden.
This is a Thick Headed Fly one of only 2 species of 'Sicus' in Britain, using their doubled up
under-carriage to place an egg onto a bumble bee whilst in flight.
|Sicus furrugineus Mark Wlliams|
A female, Broad bodied chaser, image from Phil Davies. Thanks for sharing Phil.
Out and about at the moment on an umbellifer near you, Strangalia maculata a Longhorn beetle.
|Black and yellow longhorn Clive Bowley.|
|Notch Horned Cleg Haematopota pluvialis, nothing to do with last of the summer wine|
As they say no pain, no gain, did it hurt much Clive?
Two Variable Longhorns doing what comes
Araniella cucurbitina, a common and widespread spider but non the less a lovely arachnid from Phil Davies.
A widespread but very variable spider from Phil Davies, Nuctenea umbratica, sometimes called
Walnut Orb Weaver but I like the name Toad spider.
Probably our tiniest mammal, the cute Harvest mouse, from Martin Swannell. Taken in his back garden! Thanks for that Martin.
|Young Harvest Mouse.|
A super cool bee from Dave Jackson taken at Clifford Hill.
|Sharp Tailed Mining Bee Coeloixys conoidea|
A couple of nice images from Phil Davies, of possibly Ashy Mining Bee, being taken from Phil's
insect hotel. Thanks for sharing Phil. (any bee experts out there?)
|Grey Squirrel Phil Davies.|
Some great insect shots from Clive Bowley, I particularly like the kissing picture winged flies.
|Nursery web spider|
|St Marks fly|
|I said no tongues. Picture Winged Flies.|
|Sphecodes Bee Sphecodes ephippius ?|
|PURPLE EMPEROR Fermyn Wood. David Arden.|
|OTTER Ravensthorpe Res. David Arden.|