Wasp, Bee or Hoverfly..??? I did think a wasp or been, but can't quite find a match.
It is a bee probab;y mason bee or Osmia sp. (shape suggest this) and a male due to lack of pollen baskets or hair to collect pollen
Maybe someone else can help
The eye shape and and antenae tell you it is of the order Hymenoptra which includes ants, bees, wasps and others like sawflies.
This is a good book http://www.nhbs.com/title/197401/a-...NLtbphiuidAPhbzz3tkbsHBwpopq48ZTilhoCRmbw_wcB
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.
any ideas on this moth?
Its a Yellow Shell
Thanks Todd, a new one for me.
Anyone know what this is?
Wasp? by Rob, on Flickr
Wasp? by Rob, on Flickr
EDIT: It looks like it could be ormyrus nitidulus a type of chalcid wasp
I've had a look of various spider sites but can't seem to find one like this. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
14 by Vorn Eo, on Flickr
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
So is this a roach I should be worried about?
Another unusual one, only thing I've seen that comes close are Ladybird larvae... but what is it (about 4mm long)
Very weird looking indeed.
It is indeed, I've never seen anything quite like it before..
Post it in the Macro section, someone there will know.
This is in the Macro Section, in the Official ID thread....
Nice shot of a lacewing larva or trash bug covered in the remains of it's meals.
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...
Not seen one for a while but I have posted one in this thread.
Do you have other shots?
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.
You never said it was France!
Though for England the lesser cockraoch or tawny are possible
I beleive it may be the migrant hawker in the rarer blue spotted form according to my book
Thank you @alfbranch
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.
Unknown bad angle 250817 by Ben Gray, on Flickr
Unknown 2 250817 by Ben Gray, on Flickr
a ladybird like thingy, can anyone tell me exactly what it is.
That is shieldbug not an adult and I am not sure which one.
Thanks Alf, maybe it's troilous luridus. I had no idea the shield/stink bugs started out like this! Never seen these before.
I think I may have identified these as Liocoris tripustulatus and a common green capsid?
seen this somewhere recently on I'd site, but can't find it now.
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
Thanks Alf, I just did a quick crop on my phone, it was probably Geoffrey post I saw thinking about it.
ID on this please, saw it whilst on a walk this afternoon. Very strange creature :
Could be a harvestman?
It is a harvestman could be this one Dicranopalpus ramosus (Opiliones)
Thank you both, I thought it had to be some kind of spider, because of the 8 legs, but a couple of them looked curly at the ends like antennae!
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.
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
It's a plume moth.
Thanks Ben, definitely a first for me.
Wasn't sure what it was but didn't have it down as a moth, cheers
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.
Also from the same walk, but one saw one of these. It looks like some sort of wasp.