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  1. ChrisA

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    No idea if this is a moth or as I suspect a fly ?

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    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.
     
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    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.


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    It is a Berberis sawfly.
     
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    Thanks Alby.
     
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    So here's another one to be identified please...

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    Thanks. :)

    EDIT: After a bit of Googling, I'm thinking it might be an Alder Fly?
     
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    Tia an Alder fly indeed.
     
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    Caught sight of this Dater or Dragonfly, does anyone know what it is exactly. No idea.jpg
     
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    Looks like a blue tailed damsel fly to me.
     
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    # 1 is Oedemera nobilis (thick legged flower beetle) and # 2 is Malachius bipustulatus (red tipped flower beetle). The hoverfly looks like Xanthogramma citrofasciatum.
     
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    thanks alby.
     
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    Good photos Nige, the first is a Heterogaster urticae (Nettle Ground Bug)and the second is an aphid.
     
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    Lovely set of photos Alf, it is Dipogon sayi which is one of the spider wasps.
     
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    Thanks Alby I have one of it checking out a spiders home in the wall it was on it did not go in
     
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    looking for the id of this caterpillar, it was about 70mm long.Pic taken with my iPhone caterpillar.jpg
     
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    Oak Eggar Moth (Lasiocampa quercus) I reckon...
     
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    I think this is a wasp not a bee but what species

    [​IMG]Wasp_ by Alf Branch, on Flickr
     
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    Looks like one of the digger wasps to me Alf.
     
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    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

    [​IMG]Wasp 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Wasp 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
     
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    Glad your sorted, cute little fella isn't he Alf?
     
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    Yeah but I wish the lighting was better
     
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    I shot this the other day on my bin it is about 2mm long but I do not know what it is.

    [​IMG]Unkown insect by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    [​IMG]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.
     
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    Bark fly nymph. Very cute :)
     
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    :agree: This
     
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    Thought you'd have a crack at the species, I was trying to find your link ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    yes i think it is Loricula elongantula (female) one of the damsel bugs, damsel bug should lead you to an exact id though Alf.
     
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    Tough one... maybe one of the Gelechiidae family?
     
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    Any idea what are these little fellas are? They were probably about 5mm long (ish). Thanks.

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    Not too sure Nige but they are an instar of some bug possibly a shieldbug.
     
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    thanks Tim, the closest l can get is Phycitinae sp. that will have to do for now
     

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