No idea if this is a moth or as I suspect a fly ?
With the antenae the eye style and scales on the wings and furry body this looks like a moth probably one of the small ones and I am rubbish at IDing them.
Can anyone identify this please?
I'm guessing it's a wasp of some sort - it had jaws rather than a fly's mouth-parts, and a distinctive yellow spot on it's tail.
It is a Berberis sawfly.
So here's another one to be identified please...
Fly on a rope by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
EDIT: After a bit of Googling, I'm thinking it might be an Alder Fly?
Tia an Alder fly indeed.
Caught sight of this Dater or Dragonfly, does anyone know what it is exactly.
Looks like a blue tailed damsel fly to me.
3 from me for id please
hoverfly by Michael Johnson, on Flickr
creature for id #1 by Michael Johnson, on Flickr
creature for id #2 by Michael Johnson, on Flickr
Thanks in advance
# 1 is Oedemera nobilis (thick legged flower beetle) and # 2 is Malachius bipustulatus (red tipped flower beetle). The hoverfly looks like Xanthogramma citrofasciatum.
A couple to ID if anyone can help please? Thanks.
Unknown gold bug 040615 by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Unknown insect 040615 by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Good photos Nige, the first is a Heterogaster urticae (Nettle Ground Bug)and the second is an aphid.
Anyone help me ID this wasp
Black wasp 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Black wasp 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Black wasp 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Lovely set of photos Alf, it is Dipogon sayi which is one of the spider wasps.
Thanks Alby I have one of it checking out a spiders home in the wall it was on it did not go in
looking for the id of this caterpillar, it was about 70mm long.Pic taken with my iPhone
Oak Eggar Moth (Lasiocampa quercus) I reckon...
I think this is a wasp not a bee but what species
Wasp_ by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Looks like one of the digger wasps to me Alf.
It is a male Ectemnius species I am told by Dave_W_1971 on Flickr possibly E. cavifrons the knobbly antennae are the clue to genus & gender. The knobbles are different on each species.
Here are a couple more shots
Wasp 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Wasp 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Glad your sorted, cute little fella isn't he Alf?
Yeah but I wish the lighting was better
I shot this the other day on my bin it is about 2mm long but I do not know what it is.
Unkown insect by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Unkown insect 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Both are 4 shot stacks handheld using a 25mm tube and Raynox 250 on my Sigma 105 and still cropped heavily.
Bark fly nymph. Very cute
Thought you'd have a crack at the species, I was trying to find your link
Thanks Tim that did cross my mind but it is just so cricket shaped to me.
Alby must have taken half of those shots
Yes the site was looked after by a chap called Bob Saville who used to send me live specimens from Scotland and l used to photograph them for him. Bob sadly passed away a few years ago now.
Anyone got any ideas what make this one might be?
ID required by Ajophotog, on ipernity
Any idea what this is
Unknown bug by Alf Branch, on Flickr
yes i think it is Loricula elongantula (female) one of the damsel bugs, damsel bug should lead you to an exact id though Alf.
Yeah it looks right and an adult too thanks Alby as it was probably 2.3 mm long
Here is another shot
loricula elegantula female by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Tough one... maybe one of the Gelechiidae family?
Any idea what are these little fellas are? They were probably about 5mm long (ish). Thanks.
Not too sure Nige but they are an instar of some bug possibly a shieldbug.
thanks Tim, the closest l can get is Phycitinae sp. that will have to do for now