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  1. Ryewolf

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    Wasp, Bee or Hoverfly..??? I did think a wasp or been, but can't quite find a match.

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  3. Ryewolf

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    Thanks Alf for pointing me in the right direction. I did think a bee or wasp, I also think on the 2nd shot the banding from the hairs is a bit deceiving as it makes it look two colours, when most of the body is black.

    Closest match I could find was the Blue Mason Bee, I did see several all investigating the holes in this dead tree.
     
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  4. michael23

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    any ideas on this moth?
     

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  5. Todd Rivers

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    Its a Yellow Shell
     
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  6. michael23

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    Thanks Todd, a new one for me.
     
  7. NSNO

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    Anyone know what this is?

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    EDIT: It looks like it could be ormyrus nitidulus a type of chalcid wasp
     
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  8. Ploddles

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    I've had a look of various spider sites but can't seem to find one like this. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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  9. Lyndsey

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    Could anyone help me with an ID for this dragonfly please? I think it is a female Migrant Hawker with blue markings...

    Thank you in advance :)
     
  10. mjmountain

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    So is this a roach I should be worried about?
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  11. Ryewolf

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    Another unusual one, only thing I've seen that comes close are Ladybird larvae... but what is it (about 4mm long)

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  12. Ploddles

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    Very weird looking indeed. :)
     
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  13. Ryewolf

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    It is indeed, I've never seen anything quite like it before..
     
  14. Ploddles

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    Post it in the Macro section, someone there will know.
     
  15. Ryewolf

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    This is in the Macro Section, in the Official ID thread....;)
     
  16. alfbranch

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    Nice shot of a lacewing larva or trash bug covered in the remains of it's meals.
     
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  17. Ryewolf

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    Thanks for that Alf... well that's also a new one for me, you've obviously seen these before... so thanks for the heads up...
     
  18. alfbranch

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    Not seen one for a while but I have posted one in this thread.
     
  19. alfbranch

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    Do you have other shots?
     
  20. mjmountain

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    No unfortunately. We were camping on france in the woods and once it started raining we kept finding them everywhere. They didn't have the two black stripes of a German roach so I assumed they are a harmless woodland variety. Hopefully none came home with us.

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  21. alfbranch

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    You never said it was France!
    Though for England the lesser cockraoch or tawny are possible
     
  22. alfbranch

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    I beleive it may be the migrant hawker in the rarer blue spotted form according to my book
     
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  24. Orangecroc

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    Two tiny bugs I spotted while having a coffee in the garden. Both no more than 5mm long.
    Couldn't get around the other side of this one with the wall and the neighbours garden in the way.
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  25. michael23

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    IMG_20170825_154216_962.jpg a ladybird like thingy, can anyone tell me exactly what it is.
     
  26. alfbranch

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    That is shieldbug not an adult and I am not sure which one.
     
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    Thanks Alf, maybe it's troilous luridus. I had no idea the shield/stink bugs started out like this! Never seen these before.
     
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    I think I may have identified these as Liocoris tripustulatus and a common green capsid?
     
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  29. michael23

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    IMG_20170903_145807-01.jpeg seen this somewhere recently on I'd site, but can't find it now.
     
  30. alfbranch

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    I think that is a lacewing larva like the one Geoff showed above but cannot be sure as its a bit small in the shot
     
  31. michael23

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    Thanks Alf, I just did a quick crop on my phone, it was probably Geoffrey post I saw thinking about it.
     
  32. wezza13

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    ID on this please, saw it whilst on a walk this afternoon. Very strange creature :

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  33. Ploddles

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    Could be a harvestman?
     
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  36. alfbranch

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    It's not a spider. It has no venom and does not spin silk and it has a single segment body with only 2 eyes. A Harvestman is is related to spiders but is not one.
     
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  37. Phil-D

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    Any idea what this is?

    Its sat on the dashboard of me pickup, I've took a photo of the ignition key next to it for reference to its size, thanks

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  38. Orangecroc

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    It's a plume moth.
     
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    Thanks Ben, definitely a first for me.

    Wasn't sure what it was but didn't have it down as a moth, cheers
     
  40. JayJay

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    Taken from a walk on the south coast path in Cornwall back in August.
    I've never seen one of these before in my life, but saw several of them on the same walk.

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    Also from the same walk, but one saw one of these. It looks like some sort of wasp.

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