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Catoptria margaritella (Pearl-band Grass Veneer)

Even though the Pearl-band Grass Veneer flies by night only, it is easily disturbed during the day, especially in grasses. It is on the wing from mid-June to mid-August.  90 more words

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Nymphula stagnata (Beautiful China-mark)

One of the more distinctive  and beautiful members of the Pyralidae, this is another species whose larvae are aquatic, feeding on bur-reed (Sparganium) and other water plants. 68 more words

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Haematopotus pluvialis (Horse Fly)

Sometimes called Cleg Flies, adult horse flies feed on nectar and sometimes pollen. Females usually also feed on blood which aids in egg development. Males lack the necessary mouth parts for blood feeding. 161 more words

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Anguis fragilis (Slow Worm)

Slow worms look superficially like snakes, but are actually legless lizards. One way to identify them is to see if they have eyelids. Lizards (and therefore slow worms) do, while snakes are lidless. 21 more words

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Saturnia pavonia (Emperor Moth)

This Emperor Moth caterpillar, was found at Gleann an Fhiodh, on 9th July 2012. This form has purple spots rather than the more usual yellow ones. 42 more words

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Wildflower Walk, Appin - Sunday 10th June

The walk will be led by Carl Farmer, BSBI joint Vice-County Recorder for Argyll. Plantlife volunteer Dot Dahl will be hosting the walk.

The walk will start at 10:00hrs and will be along the former Ballachulish branch railway line, which is rich in wild flowers. 389 more words

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SNHG Committee Meeting - Wed 2nd May 2012

Following a suggestion at our SNHG Committee Meeting tonight I thought I would try and put together a short piece to let members know some of the topics discussed and bring them up to date with our ongoing projects. 401 more words

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