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Moth ID - 12 years ago
Sorry it's such a poor specimen, but can anyone identify this. The length is 1cm. Thanks.by steve bullen - Insect sightings
Hoverfly on chickory - 13 years ago
Having some difficulty identifying this. I presume it's either Helophilus pendulus or H. hybridus.by steve bullen - Insect sightings
Re: Help with ID - 13 years ago
Thanks Jon.I'm sure that's it. As you say, the difference in eye colour is probably a sub-species or race. Having seen these insects, the Greek name of Velvet Wasp is very appropriate.by steve bullen - Insect sightings
Re: LBB gull with wing tags - 13 years ago
Thanks for that information Pete.by steve bullen - Sightings
LBB gull with wing tags - 13 years ago
There was a lesser black-backed gull with yellow tags on each wing on the canal at B&Q. Unable to read the numbers. Any ideas as to where it may have been tagged?by steve bullen - Sightings
Re: Which caterpillar - 14 years ago
Thanks. I was searching under lepidopterous caterpillars, so I could have been looking for a long time!by steve bullen - Insect sightings
Clouded yellow - 14 years ago
Single Clouded Yellow at Morecambe railway station on Saturday.by steve bullen - Insect sightings
Re: Wasp identification - 14 years ago
Jon, Just found another site which confirms that it is a female A. gazella. Apparently they are used in New Zealand as biological controls against leaf-roller caterpillars. Thanks for your help.by steve bullen - Insect sightings
Re: Wasp identification - 14 years ago
Thanks for the links. After looking at the site you suggested it looks like Ancistrocerus gazella. The one I photographed was also methodically searching Buddleia seed heads for its prey.by steve bullen - Insect sightings
Re: freehold swifts - 14 years ago
Eddy, All the birds in the colony at the bottom of Rosebery Avenue, Bowerham seemed to have gone by last week.by steve bullen - Sightings
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