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  1. mattd85

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    Hi all,

    Here is the shiny new section for posting your pics for ID and information.

    As many details/descriptions as possible would help track down information and help to ID your subject/s.

    Also links to any info/pics to back up your answer would be great :)

    There is a vast amount of knowledge between us and this is a great way to share and educate us all :)

    Matt



    :runaway: ID DATABASE AND USEFUL LINKS!!!:runaway:

    A list of any sites used to confirm ID or that may help in future, keep posting links, I will keep adding them :)
    General Database/sites.
    Butterflies.
    Flies.
    Spiders.
     
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  2. simon ess

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    Excellent stuff!

    I might be using this thread a lot. My ignorance of insects knows no bounds, despite being fascinated by them.

    Here's one to start. Any info. very welcome.

    I.D. Soldier Fly. Chloromyia formosa

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    OK, I'll go first then, I posted this last week some time but still haven't tracked down the type of beetle (presumably)

    Edit. Beat me to it simon!

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    Bang on by the look of it Tim. I'll check it out when im on the pc. Cheers.
     
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    Cool, Simon I'm thinking possibly a soldier fly for your one, but i haven't found a match yet.

    This is fun this game :)
     
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    Simon it is a Solderfly (Chloromyia formosa) I think.
     
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    Yes, that would appear to be it.

    Thanks.
     
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    Matt well done for getting the sticky :)
     
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    Not the greatest photo I have ever taken but didn't have flash to hand. Also as soon as taken this shot it dropped itself down to the ground.

    Does anyone know what this neon green spider is?

    ID: Green Orb Weaver (Araniella cucurbitina)

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    I agree with Tim. Lovely spider!
     
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    Just found it myself too... hahaha thanks @TimmyG

    Scientific name:Araniella cucurbitina

    Size: Approx. 4 to 6mm

    Edit: Lets hope I can find it again (with flash attached)
     
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    It was the truck load of jaffa cakes that arrived at the staff room door this afternoon that swung it :D
     
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    Chris I know you wouldn't give in to such items, it is hard cash that speaks your language. ;) trust you are well old bean.
     
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    LOL that as well Alby :D
    I'm good thanks and trust you are too.
     
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    Haha, it arrived on time then :)
     
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    Ok, so the popular bee photo still needs an ID, here is a full body shot of one that landed on the shed. I promised to tag @Logical Fallacy in the pic :)

    [​IMG]Unknown Bee by mattd85, on Flickr
     
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    Definitely a male Red Mason bee (Osmia rufa or more properly now known as Osmia bicornis). Lots of them in my garden at the moment. :)
     
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    Thanks mate :)
     
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    A list of useful bugs sites is a good idea, I have supplied a lot of photos on the brc barkfly site and it is a very useful resource.
     
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    I believe that is a Scientific name:Tetragnatha extensa

    Size: Males up to 9mm and females up to 11mm
     
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    Yes I did think that myself- thanks Bryn :p
     
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    As said in your other thread it is the Pea-leaf Weevil - Sitona lineatus.
     
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    Great idea @Tintin124 , sorry for late reply been really busy, I got your message last night but I was photographing the Miss Manchester 2014 event.
     
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    Thanks again Alby
     
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    That looks to me like a fly of the Heleomyzidae family. Not sure you'll be able to get further than that. There are a few similar looking species and you have to start counting bristles and noting their location. Still, there might be someone here who can enlighten us further.
     
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    Got a little black wasp I can't ID, anyone any ideas?

    EDIT: Sorry folks, Flickr beat you too it ;) This is a female Chalcid wasp (Eurytomidae)

    Check out the male here, looks to have some impressive antennae. Hopefully will stumble across one of these one day :)

    [​IMG]Little Black Wasp by Tim.Garlick, on Flickr

    This was one from the south of Spain.
     
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    Wasp successfully ID'd (see above)
     
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    Wow that wasp is cool @TimmyG
     
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    Would love ID on these guys please, around the same size as a fire ant, I assumed they were springtails of some sort but I thought springys were a lot smaller?

    Found these nesting in some old rotting wood.

    Also updated the OP with the links you all keep posting, glad the thread is working, keep it up :)

    Matt

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    [​IMG]Any room at the in. by mattd85, on Flickr
     
  40. Ajophotog

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    Look like earwig nymphs to me Matt. ;)
     
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