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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


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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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


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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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



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