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Fungus Gnats Among Us

When I photograph nature, I love finding some creature or behavior that I did not know existed until I photograph it.  Almost as good, though, is seeing something I have read about or heard about and not seen in real life to date.   156 more words

Insects

Scaly cricket in England, video

This video from England says about itself:

2 September 2015

Scaly Cricket, Pseudomogoplistes vicentae, Chesil Beach, Dorset, UK, September 2015.

This is a rare species in Britain, first recorded there in 1949.

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Environment

Stag beetle squirting, video

This video shows a stag beetle in the Netherlands.

At the end of the footage, it aims a squirt at Gerrit-Jan Spek, who made the video. 68 more words

Environment

Biggest oyster ever found in Belgium?

This video says about itself:

Pacific Oyster Larvae (various ages)

22 March 2015

Snippets of Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) larvae at different ages, 3d, 10d, and 18d post-fertilization.

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Environment

3 West Sussex firsts in one summer!

This summer has been a productive one, with my first three vice-county firsts all being found in my garden. I find out whether a species is a vice-county first or not by emailing the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre, who are really kind and give me all the information I need. 254 more words

Wildlife

Diggers

Digger wasps (Scolia dubia) hide their lights under their dark blue-black wings. “Blue-winged Wasp” is another common name for them.A bunch of these were looping over a strip of dirt on the edge of First Avenue at 41st, rather industrial ground for natural history, except for the feral cats and Paulownia and Ailanthus trees. 68 more words

Fieldnotes