Category Archives for Invertebrates

Wildlife Leaflets

Richard Triggs is a wonderful photographer and several of the striking images on this site are thanks to him. He has now put some of these photographs into three excellent wildlife information leaflets which describe what is round and about … Continue reading

12. December 2012 by Voyager
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Dragon and Damselflies

“Dragonflies are marvels of aerodynamic engineering. The adult beats its two sets of wings out of phase and can control both frequency and amplitude. The angle of the two sets can be controlled independently, allowing for some astonishing aerial manoeuvres, … Continue reading

05. July 2012 by Jo
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Ladybirds at Mercia

There are 46 species of ladybirds in the UK but the marina habitat makes it unlikely that a number of these species will be seen. March, April and May has them populating all the bushes and shrubs – or so … Continue reading

26. June 2012 by Jo
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Green Dock Beetle

Gastrophysa Viridula They’re a metallic green in colour, about 4mm long with the females slightly longer at about 7mm. The female also has a swollen black abdomen prior to egg laying during the mating season which lasts from March to … Continue reading

05. June 2012 by Jo
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