I'll start this years thread off with a couple of insects from a walk in the woods with my homemade beating sheet & a stick
a few 12-spot ladybirds
& a sleepy Weevil that I think is Lixus pulverulentus
Last years thread is here https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/206718/all-about-insects-2020
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
Lovely photos Noisette, and thank you for setting up the new thread for 2021.
While its a little early here for many insects, the usual midges and flies are around, even though the temps are below 5ºC!
I'm not sure if this fly is resting, or getting some heat from the sun before moving on to its next port of call....
Flickr Peak Rambler
In case you missed it I came across this interesting piece on the BBC website about Bog Beetles ! Will try to remember to tune in tonight to hear more. Beetlemania taking on a new meaning lol
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Thanks for that Hazy, will try & watch it tonight. Anything in Peat Bogs is usually really well preseved but even so, the state of the beetles after almost 4000 years is amazing. I've had the beetle too (I think) , attracted to my moth trap one night & it was quite big.
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