Archive of: Insects Wildlife

  • Species of the day: Speckled Wood

    Species of the day: Speckled Wood

    The Speckled Wood is a remarkably familiar butterfly species, a species living and indeed thriving in woodland habitat

  • Species of the day: Black Garden Ant

    Species of the day: Black Garden Ant

    The Black Garden Ant is perhaps one of our most familiar garden insects. So incredibly familiar that it’s almost certainly throughly overlooked.

  • Species of the day: Scorpionflies

    Species of the day: Scorpionflies

    The Scorpionflies belong to a truly ancient prehistoric order of insects whose ancestry dates back to the Permian epoch, more than 250 million years ago

  • The Bees Knees

    The Bees Knees

    There are around 276 species of bee in the UK, many of which are common and widespread.

  • Species of the day: Brown-tail Moth

    Species of the day: Brown-tail Moth

    ​The Brown-tail is one of around 2500 moth species in the order of ​Lepidoptera found in Britain. Its larvae live and feed in distinctive communal colonies which take the form of a silken tent

  • Species of the day: Green Shield Bug

    Species of the day: Green Shield Bug

    Unfortunately there’s always been a common tendency to call all manner of insects ‘bugs.’ In the case of the Green Shield Bug it’s quite correct, for it’s a ‘true bug’ within the substantial order Hemiptera

  • Species of the day: Zebra Spider

    Species of the day: Zebra Spider

    To any arachnophobe, the notion of a spider that jumps must surely be the most terrifying thought. Fortunately the Zebra Spider maxes out at a mere 9mm

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