Category Archives: Insects

A collection of the creepy-crawlies I’ve seen. Inevitably this category will be larger, because they are so much more numerous and easy to find.

Roesel’s Bush Cricket (Metrioptera roeselii)

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Roesel’s Bush Cricket, a photo by tomp77 on Flickr. I had been looking out for this species of cricket since seeing it in an identification guide. The most interesting aspect of this cricket, I think, is…

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Hoverfly Close-up

I took this photo last summer. I zoomed the photo in too much when editing it, but I like the bright colours. Someone identified the species as Helophilus pendulus. The photo below is of the same hoverfly but taken from … Continue reading

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Waiting for sunshine…

I am getting very bad at posting, but the weather has been awful and I have a continuous stream of exams to revise for over the next couple of months. I have spent the day revising for an exam on … Continue reading

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A very green moth!

This moth came in through the kitchen window the other evening and it looks so cool! I think it contrasts really well with the grey floor. Also, it was a good opportunity to play around with the manual focus, which … Continue reading

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Ladybirds

According to the Ladybird Survey, there are 26 ‘easily recognisable’ ladybirds in the UK and in the past couple of weeks I have seen three of these species, plus the larva of another. Of these, one is a native species … Continue reading

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Caterpillars (Pieris rapae)

Today, my parents drove me to London to drop some stuff off in my flat and just before we left I noticed a caterpillar on the front door. It is a Small White (Pieris rapae) larva, which I have seen … Continue reading

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Large White (Pieris brassicae)

Large White (Pieris brassicae), a photo by tomp77 on Flickr. So far I only have photos of the caterpillar of this species. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I have trouble taking photos of them because the white … Continue reading

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