Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bluebottle Fly.

Sunrise: 06.17 am   Sunset: 08.01 I don’t want to appear to be favouring greenbottles. 😉 The bluebottle is a similar species to the greenbottle fly, a close relative that can be distinguished by its bright green metallic colouring. Bluebottle … Continue reading

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Spider protecting its packed lunch.

Sunrise: 06.17 am   Sunset: 08.01 I have watched this spider grow from a little thing to the monster it is now; I stop and check it out twice a day. If I get too close, the spider rushes to … Continue reading

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Green bottle on a mint plant .

Sunrise: 06.17 am   Sunset: 08.01 Possessing a gold coloured thorax, surely means that this green bottle has reached the rank of Centurion. The lowly green bottle is a blow fly common to most areas of the world; its maggots … Continue reading

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Hedge Bindweed.

Sunrise: 06.18 am   Sunset: 07.59 The roots of hedge bindweed penetrate the ground to depths of 5m (16ft) or more, and established colonies can spread outwards by 2m (6ft) or more in a season. I like to see the … Continue reading

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Gorse Spider Mite (Tetranychus lintearius).

Sunrise: 06.17 am   Sunset: 08.01 A Gorse Spider Mite (Tetranychus lintearius), wove this glove for this gorse bush – fine work, too.

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Flesh Fly (Sarcophaga).

Sunrise: 06.17 am   Sunset: 08.01 One of the best-known species (Sarcophaga kelly) is a grasshopper parasite. The female deposits larvae, or maggots, on the underside of a grasshopper’s wings. The maggots burrow into, and feed on, its internal organs, … Continue reading

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Large Bumble.

Sunrise: 06.17 am   Sunset: 08.01 A B. hortorum, I think!

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