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Re: Bugs
« Reply #250 on: May 06, 2020, 10:17:36 pm »
400kΩ insect.


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Re: Bugs
« Reply #251 on: May 08, 2020, 07:41:33 pm »
A bit of research suggests this is a green leaf weevil
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Re: Bugs
« Reply #252 on: May 09, 2020, 11:05:31 am »
A mayfly in my garden this morning. They are supposed to be aquatic, but there is no water in the immediate vicinity.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #253 on: May 10, 2020, 11:14:26 am »
A spear-winged fly in my garden yesterday. 4-5 mm long. Magnificent eyelashes, n'est-ce pas?

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #254 on: May 11, 2020, 08:14:25 am »
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Re: Bugs
« Reply #255 on: May 11, 2020, 09:00:58 am »
Loving the inverts @salvatore Keep them coming


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Re: Bugs
« Reply #256 on: May 12, 2020, 11:23:56 am »
Thanks HC. Too windy yesterday, but ideal conditions this morning in my garden.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #257 on: May 13, 2020, 02:41:18 pm »
Yesterday I spent several minutes following the progress of this handsome beast walking across and posing a leaf before it scrambled across a gap between the tip of the leaf and this stalk and scuttling up under a leaf.

1:1 magnification, cropped. I've measured its length (in pixels) on the uncropped raw image, and using the size of the image (4000 4600 pixels wide) and the sensor (18mmx12mm), calculated its length to be 6.99 6.08 mm. To the naked eye it's a small thing on a leaf with a slightly brighter green colour than the leaf.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #258 on: May 14, 2020, 05:50:02 am »
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Re: Bugs
« Reply #259 on: May 15, 2020, 04:48:24 pm »
Empis tessalata apparently. On an nettle.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #260 on: May 17, 2020, 07:03:48 pm »
Ladybird with a borked wing.


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Re: Bugs
« Reply #261 on: May 17, 2020, 08:36:47 pm »


Very nice. I do like a shiny insect :)
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Re: Bugs
« Reply #262 on: May 17, 2020, 08:38:07 pm »
Ladybird with a borked wing.


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Re: Bugs
« Reply #263 on: May 19, 2020, 06:23:22 pm »


Very nice. I do like a shiny insect :)

Thanks. Allegedly they are pests. Here it is today (or a close relation)

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Bugs
« Reply #264 on: May 19, 2020, 08:57:56 pm »
I think this has become one of my favourite threads. Thanks Mrs Pingu and Salvatore.


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Re: Bugs
« Reply #265 on: May 20, 2020, 10:25:54 am »
Ladybird eggs on the underside of a leaf on an apple tree this morning. Very close to where I saw a particularly sluggish ladybird a few mornings ago, almost cocooned in a curled-up leaf.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #266 on: May 22, 2020, 01:34:30 pm »
Ladybird eggs on the underside of a leaf on an apple tree this morning. Very close to where I saw a particularly sluggish ladybird a few mornings ago, almost cocooned in a curled-up leaf.


Yesterdays eggs are this morning's larval hatchlings.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #267 on: May 22, 2020, 04:17:31 pm »
The little yellow ones have turned dark brown, and they are crawling all over each other.

A few seconds of ladybird larva scrum on youtube.
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Re: Bugs
« Reply #268 on: May 22, 2020, 07:39:33 pm »
If they can't find enough aphids and mites to eat they eat each other. Allegedly.

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« Reply #269 on: May 23, 2020, 05:03:36 pm »
This afternoon I took a look at what was left of the ladybird larvae (the shed skin after the first moult). But with a naked eye rather than a macro lens. Blimey, they are tiny - about 1 mm long.

A couple of feet away was this comparatively giant crane fly on a bramble leaf.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #270 on: May 25, 2020, 05:51:17 pm »
A tiny speckled bush cricket on a bramble leaf in my garden this afternoon. 3-4 mm long (excluding legs and antennae). The speckles are not visible to the naked (i.e. my) eye.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #271 on: May 26, 2020, 06:05:23 pm »
Same one as yesterday

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #272 on: May 29, 2020, 08:50:29 am »
A tiny leafhopper

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #273 on: May 29, 2020, 09:54:25 am »
Large red damselfly;  male 'parently as females are black.

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Re: Bugs
« Reply #274 on: May 29, 2020, 07:25:20 pm »

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