All about Insects 2018

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    A Black sexton beetle perhaps? Suggested to me by the orange tips of antennae. No idea how reliable that is as a method of ID but it looks reasonable! Other photos of Sexton beetles sometimes show mites as well. I guess the beetles are good transport from corpse to corpse.

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Thanks Nige, agree on Sexton beetle, have been reading that these could be Clover mites hitching a free ride ... maybe they didn't reckon on a swimming lesson though! Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    I saw my first Volucella zonaria today but couldn't get a photo. It was much bigger than I expected.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream 

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Nice one Tony,  I've yet to see one.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    This incredibly tiny (3mm) flying thingy came off Bramble leaf I was preparing for various caterpillars ... any ideas??  I know you all like a challenge! Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    WendyBartter said:

    This incredibly tiny (3mm) flying thingy came off Bramble leaf I was preparing for various caterpillars ... any ideas??  I know you all like a challenge! Lol

    Fabulous photo.

    I'm no expert, in fact, I couldn't be further from an expert, but a wild guess, juvenile stonefly

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Looks a possibility Mike but completely new to me ... not seen any more since!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr