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Bugsnapz
« on: December 06, 2012, 03:39:27 PM »
My dad is an amateur wildlife photographer who takes photos mainly of insects and fungi. If anyone is interested, here's his website, and a few examples of his work  8)

http://bugsnapz.blogspot.co.uk/








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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 03:49:29 PM »
I posted a new one today, in fact.


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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 03:56:44 PM »
Great photos, Mr. Smith! :) If only my attempts capturing our local insect fauna in photos were half as good... :-[
Hehe, those Nicrophorus always seem to carry blind passengers with them. Well, those mites like carrion, too. And a free lift, of course... ;D

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 04:18:36 PM »
beautiful images of insects  ^-^. I will share pothographs of wild life that I taken of photographs of my friends  ^-^.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 12:05:35 PM »
Great photos, Mr. Smith! :) If only my attempts capturing our local insect fauna in photos were half as good... :-[
Hehe, those Nicrophorus always seem to carry blind passengers with them. Well, those mites like carrion, too. And a free lift, of course... ;D

Thanks for those kind comments brontodocus, much appreciated. Will try to update with a new picture shortly.
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 06:59:28 PM »
« Last Edit: December 28, 2012, 07:04:28 PM by bugsnapz »

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 07:09:09 PM »
amazing opilium  ^-^.
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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2012, 07:14:34 PM »
Hehe, regarding the silverhorn caddisfly, my first thought was an adelid longhorn moth, too! :)

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 09:16:36 PM »
Hop over to Bugsnapz for the latest update. If anyone can name this please let me know. No, I don't mean calling it Bob or Charly I mean the scientific name of course. Thanks, Bugsnapz Pete
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 09:19:18 PM »
Very nice! I'm sure Dr Andre (Brontodocus) can assist with the ID  ;)



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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 10:02:07 PM »
Thanks for your confidence! :) It's almost certainly a male Meadow Grasshopper, Chorthippus parallelus. The males are very similar to those of C. montanus and they can be easily confused with each other (good characters to separate them are the position of the transversal groove on the pronotum, the relative length of the cerci, and the number of stridulatory cusps on the hindleg's femur), but I believe the latter doesn't occur in Britain.

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 09:28:50 PM »
Thanks Brotodocus, I will update this on my Bugsnapz page and have made a note of it for future reference. Much appreciated.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 10:14:53 PM »
You're welcome! I'm glad I could help you out. :)

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 08:15:10 PM »
New Bugsnapz picture for your pleasure.



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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 08:24:56 PM »
Impressive longhorn beetle  :o 8)

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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 07:52:28 PM »
Latest Bugsnapz image. Dock Bug twins, (Coreus marginatus) enjoy.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2013, 07:53:59 PM by bugsnapz »

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Re: Bugsnapz
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 11:00:20 PM »
Very nice! :) Looks like it's the final instar before they turn to adults. This just reminds me of an invasive species within the same family that is getting increasingly more common in Europe - only a little over a decade ago a very distinctive North American coreid was introduced to Europe, the Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis. It has also reached Great Britain a few years ago, much larger than our native coreids (up to 20 mm) and with leaf-like expansions at the hind tibiae. I even found one in our house this autumn!

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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2013, 01:24:50 PM »
Here is a picture I took some time ago that shows how close you can get to some insects.

Enjoy,
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2013, 06:08:14 PM »
Very nice :)

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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2013, 09:18:18 PM »
Another Bugsnapz pic. A reminder of what will soon be awakening around April time. Enjoy