All about Insects 2018

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Some more from yesterday.

    A young Shield bug.

    Another Large Red.

    And a crop to show some detail click on the picture to see the detail better :)

    Jim

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  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Nigel O said:

    What are these please - I think they are too dainty for May Flies but I could be wrong.

    There are different types, some a little more stocky than others. As I say, I'm no insect expert, but with the long two pronged tail and general look, I'd say it is one of the mayflies, especially if seen over/near water.

    I can see the photos are cropped (or at least a bit grainy) but still pretty good given the circumstances.

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    Thanks Nigel, I didn't realise there were so many types of May Fly - we had a hatching last week of some really heavy duty ones so these looked much slighter. Yes the pics are quite grainy because of the light and they are quite big crops, but not too bad for manual focusing.

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    Bob

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  • In reply to Bobs_Still_Retired:

    A conundrum for you ... keep finding these on underside of climbing rose leaves ... thought they might be moth eggs but what's hatched is weird!!!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

     

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    WendyBartter said:
    what's hatched is weird!!!

    Can't help there. I find it bad enough trying to ID adults. Nymphs are even harder (I assume they're nymphs of something anyway) ... besides weird is normal for insects :)

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    But some are more weird than others! Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

     

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    @ Wendy, I'm no good with IDs but they do look weird as do all insects in my opinion lol.

    Two insects from today

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    WendyBartter said:

    water scavenger beetle.

    Just been having a read Mike & they would eat my snails!  Apparently they pupate terrestrially so yours may have been newly emerged & making it's way to water?

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    Yes, they're pretty voracious eaters. I guess that's why they're called water scavenger beetles.

    Another piece I read about them suggested they're not native to Britain, coming from I think N America!

    Mike

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    TeeJay said:
    I had it down as a Cardinal Beetle but my book shows it with a black head so slightly confused

    Try Pyrochroa serraticornis, Tony. :-)

    My bird photos HERE

  • In reply to Paul A:

    One of the colourful families, a Sawfly

    And this was really weird. One of these beetles has bloated up to several times its normal size so it's wing casings no longer fit. Two others still seemed to be very interested and possibly even trying to mate with it.

    No idea what's going on there!

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Wildlife Endeavours :

    Your second one is a Dung Fly WE.

    Jim

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