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Rhingia campestris

The genus is easily recognised by its long snout. With Rhingia campestris the abdomen usually has a black line or stripe along the axis, but always along the lateral margins of the tergites. 53 more words


Feature: Protecting the pollinators part 2 - bees and disease

Insect pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees and hoverflies, are in decline. The £10 million Insect Pollinators Initiative aims to find out why. In the second of two articles, Chrissie Giles looks at four of the projects funded through the initiative to find out what the researchers are planning. 2,420 more words


argylesock reblogged this on Science on the Land and commented:

argylesock says... Here's the second of three articles about pollinators, from the Wellcome Trust blog, which I'm passing on today.

Insects up close

The garden is really a macro heaven. Just have to be a little bit patient and lucky with all the fast moving insects. Too bad a real macro lens is quite expensive, cause i must say i love macro photography :) Perhaps something for in the future!


Friendly Insects

I’m starting to see more and more insects around now – here’s a couple of them:

I was quite chuffed that I managed to get this half-decent shot of a Hoverfly that decided to hover round my head repeatedly :) 19 more words


Your Back Garden - The Hiders


Your back garden is full of life! All the flowers and trees make the garden the best place for animals to live and find food. 385 more words

Colours In Nature

First Insect Photo of the year

Spotted the first fly/hoverfly of the year today, sunning itself on the honeysuckle