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« Reply #100 on: September 27, 2014, 03:27:48 PM »
Hi Newt,
Thanks for your comment on the wasp. It does look like a vespula vulgaris but they are all quite similar. The German wasp vespula germanica looks very much like it but a bit hard to say from the side view.
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« Reply #101 on: September 27, 2014, 03:30:59 PM »
New Bugsnapz update. This is an unusual angle to see this bug but I think it ids useful to see thinks from a different viewpoint. I hope you like it.



Enjoy this and other updates on Bugsnapz.

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« Reply #102 on: October 12, 2014, 04:24:59 PM »
Hi all, here are a couple of different variations of Sawflies. I really like the alien type heads of these creatures.





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« Reply #103 on: October 19, 2014, 04:42:30 PM »
Hi all,

Here is a picture of one of my favourite wasps, The Hornet. I was out looking for fungi to photograph and on the way back to the car I spotted this beautiful creature. Don't you just love the colour of the eyes.



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« Reply #104 on: October 19, 2014, 04:52:08 PM »
Beautiful! Can't get enough hymenopteran photos.



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« Reply #105 on: October 19, 2014, 11:46:31 PM »
Wonderful! :) I've only seen a few this year. Too bad many people fear them, they are actually quite docile. :)

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« Reply #106 on: November 08, 2014, 04:16:18 PM »
Thanks for your comments, it has been hectic at work hence no updates for some time. I hope you like this shot of a Ruddy Darter male close up. Worth going in full size to see the eyes on this guy.



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« Reply #107 on: November 08, 2014, 10:15:52 PM »
Wonderful detail in this photo, you can see individual ommatidia of the compound eye and also an ocellus just at the base of the left antenna! 8)

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« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2014, 09:30:15 PM »
Hi y'all,  Not an animal but one wierd fungi that I had never seen before last weekend. I thought you might like to see it.



Its full name is 'Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)'  At this stage the conical olive green head gives off a smell of drains which attracts the flies who will eat the green slime and leave a white honeycomb head. I hope you like it.

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« Reply #109 on: November 19, 2014, 05:57:56 PM »
This is probably the most hilarious scientific name for an organism that's ever been established! ;D



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« Reply #110 on: November 23, 2014, 01:29:02 PM »
Hi Brontodocus, I am glad you liked it. I guess scientists do have a sense of humour.  :))

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« Reply #111 on: January 12, 2015, 08:56:28 PM »
Sorry I have not been around but been ill for some time and then Xmas arrived.

I found these little beauties and could not resist taking the picture of them. I hope you like them,

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« Reply #112 on: March 29, 2015, 01:45:26 PM »
Hi Y'all, I hope you like this latest picture of a crab spider. It took a lot of shots to get one that got the eyes and legs in focus at the same time  but was worth the effort. Enjoy.



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« Reply #113 on: March 30, 2015, 10:57:20 AM »
Great photo! :) Yeah, I guess this was not easy to achieve but it was well worth the effort! :)

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« Reply #114 on: April 21, 2015, 09:08:34 PM »
Hi brontodocus, you are quite right. This spider was between two laurel leaves just about head hight. It took a lot of shots to get right.

Her is another Bugsnapz update of the popular Beefly (Bombylius major) there are a lot of them about just now.



They are such cute creatures and so fluffy and quite harmless. It is good to get out and about now the better weather is with us again.

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« Reply #115 on: April 23, 2015, 10:48:26 AM »
Wonderful! :) Currently I'm guiding field trips for biology students to a beech forest and these are ubiquitous at the moment (several specimens per square metre) at the forest margin. But they disappear promptly as soon as the sun doesn't shine.

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« Reply #116 on: November 26, 2016, 04:15:17 PM »
I haven't been around for a while because of illness, but I'm back on the scene now and planning to upload more photographs soon.

I've also just uploaded a Youtube video trailer for Bugsnapz!


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« Reply #117 on: November 26, 2016, 09:17:36 PM »
I haven't been around for a while because of illness, but I'm back on the scene now and planning to upload more photographs soon.
I'm glad to see you're back and whatever it was, I hope you could already recover from it completely! :)

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« Reply #118 on: May 13, 2017, 03:05:53 PM »
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