In reply to WendyBartter:
First one Hairy/Sloe
Guess for second is 3rd instar Forest bug
Close Wendy the Forest Bug is final instar..so long as 3rd and final are different LOL.
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Quite a fascinating discovery today when getting rid of potted but unproductive Cherry tree in this marvellous view of the chambers of a black ant's nest & loads of eggs ... left it on garden intact to see if any bird interest ... Robin made several visits!!
I managed to catch quite a few insects at Lunt over the weekend. I paused by a Wild Rose with nearby Cow Parsely, etc and saw several bee species in quick succession, including the first time I actually got a cuckoo bee. I'm not sure which one, but maybe a Forest Cuckoo Bee …
It's difficult to separate White- and Buff-tailed Bees, but this may be a Buff-tailed
This is definitely an Early Bumblebee
And a Honey Bee
And a couple of Hoverflies, starting with a Marmalade Fly (Episyrphus Balteatus)
And a Pellucid Fly (Volucella Pellucens)
Some Weevils are brightly coloured. I believe this blue-green critter is a Nettle Weevil appropriately on a nettle
My first grasshopper of the year. It is just a small one - a Common Green. It has a hitch-hiker on its hind leg
In no way am I a bug fan, but saw these in the garden and found them really interesting...
Some from Arne yesterday.. other than ants, bees and ladybird, I know no specifics about what they are... especially the last one... any help appreciated
In reply to PimperneBloke:
PimperneBloke said:other than ants, bees and ladybird, I know no specifics about what they are
I don't think you have any bees. The ones pretending to be bees on the yellow flower are actually hoverflies (a bee would have long antennae) and are probably one of the Eristalis sp. often called Drone Flies because they resemble Bee drones. Your ladybird looks like a Seven Spot.
I've found a couple of Longhorn Beetles recently. This is a Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn
And I don't know a common name for this one (just Rutpela Maculata) - quite a striking yellow and black though
And a red weevil - possibly Apion Frumentarium as it was on Dock
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