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Insects in Suffolk


If you would like to show your pics of insects then plese upload them here, if you find any unusual insects please discuss them here too. I always maintain that I take my camera where-ever I go, on one occasion in just walking to the postbox I came across one of these increasingly rare Stag Beetles that was crossing a path, no camera!

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I suppose we all like a drop of the Amber Nectar, this bee is no different!

WL Flower & Bee DSC_0178.JPG



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I think you will find it's a Scabious John, a wonderful flower for attracting Butterflies.

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Crane Fly.jpg2 crane flies making more.jpgDung Fly.jpgBlow fly (green bottle).jpgLace Wing.jpgLace Wing..jpgAssassin Fly &Victim.jpgAssassin Fly & Hoverfly.jpg

I think we should start with a few flies, everybody hates them so we will get the worst out the way first.

No.1 The Crane fly
No.2 Two Crane flies making more Crane flies
No.3 A Dung fly
No.4 A blow fly (Green bottle)
No.5 A Lace Wing
No.6 Another Lace wing.
No.7 The Assassin Fly with a Hover fly for dinner
No.8 The Assassin fly with afters.





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Next we have Scorpion Fly's followed by some Hoverflies. A lot of folks are afraid of Hoverflies as they think they are Wasps but they are completly harmless. There is another problem with Hoverflies and that is they are all lumped together as Hoverflies. Now there are lots of different types so they all have Latin names which they were given to completely baffle the likes of you, me, and the people who give things Latin names, they must scratch their heads afterwards and wonder why they did it, here goes anyway.

No.1 Scorpion fly a female
No.2      "        "  another female
No.3      "        "  A male.
No.4 A Hoverfly---Shaerophoria scripta a female
No.5 "      "      ---         "              "     " male
No.6 "      "      ---Epistrophe eligans
No.7 "      "      ---Syrphus vitripennis
No.8 "      "      ---Merodon equestris

Scorpion Fly (F).jpgScorpion Fly (F)..jpgScorpion Fly (M).jpgSphaerophoria scripta Female.jpgSphaerophoria scripta Male.jpgEpistrophe Eligans.jpgSyrphus Vitripennis.jpgMerodon equestris.jpg



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