Blog Postings

The postings will be introductions to each of my life lists. The lists themselves will appear in the side margin. I shall do some postings about particular localities and there will also be postings to provide updates every time I add a new species.
Please note that I am not qualified in any aspect of natural history - there will therefore be occasional (or, apparently, in the case of the hoverflies, a lot of) errors.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Atherix ibis


I'm not very good at identifying flies and I'm not sure how many dozens of unidentified or uncertain photos I've got - but it's a lot. I think this is one I have photographed before - Atherix ibis.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Bombus jonellus


GB's garden provided me with my first photos of Bombus jonellus - the Heath Bumblebee, also known as the Small Heath Bumblebee - 17th July 2009.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Ichneumon Wasp


An Ichneumon Wasp.

Also known as Ichneumon flies these are relatives of the Bees and Wasps. I haven’t seen this species before. Unfortunately I cannot identify it as there is no comprehensive guide to British Ichneumons. This species has a distinctive hind leg.