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Sunday 26th March 2017 Purple Hairstreak (Favonius quercus) Ovum

As I said I went out on Sunday with a friend to find some Purple Hairstreak Ovum, whilst it took longer than we thought we did find 4 or 5 individuals. 101 more words


Discovering more creepy crawlies

While pumping gas in Arcadia late one night, I noticed something brown and leggy hop underneath my car. Trying to figure out what it was, I began glancing around me with the feeling that tiny legs were crawling over my skin. 577 more words


Answering minibeast questions with the help of Twitter

Each year I get sent questions about minibeasts from my sister’s class of four- and five-year-olds. You can see answers to a previous set of questions  1,263 more words


25th March 2017

Decided to put the trap out again last night even thought it remained quite windy and had New for Year the Twin-spotted Quaker (Pic Below) along with the usual candidates, of out today looking for Purple Hairstreak eggs so if I get lucky I will post some pictures later. 63 more words


24th March 2017

Trap out last night even though it was quite windy and clear had a fair few moths nothing new but a decent amount non the less. 96 more words


Macro Bugs

I tried to identify this bug but I am not too sure what it is. It’s all over the Ornamental Kale plants.

Have a Happy Saturday!



Question of the Week: Mayfly

Last week the question was:  What is this insect on this rapeseed flower?

This is a mayfly.  Mayflies are extremely old insects whose origins date back to approximately 300 million years ago.   52 more words

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