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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 27th July 2017, 10:01
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By harry eales
Not a good photographic angle, but I believe it...

Not a good photographic angle, but I believe it to be a male Bombus Lucorum.

Harry
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 23rd March 2017, 17:29
Replies: 103
Views: 17,165
Posted By harry eales
Iazza, If I could offer you some advice, Don't...

Iazza,

If I could offer you some advice, Don't try and identify every insect you find there are over 25,000 insects on the British List. You'll never get to be familiar with them all. Pick a few...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 16th September 2016, 11:02
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By harry eales
Its Chrysopa carnea, a very common species that...

Its Chrysopa carnea, a very common species that hibernates as an adult during the winter. The yellow stripe from head to tail gives away its ID. No other green lacewing has this stripe.
Harry
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 24th August 2016, 07:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,898
Posted By harry eales
I would recommend against removal of the leaves...

I would recommend against removal of the leaves which are bound together with silk threads. These can be important when the moth is emerging from the pupal case in that the threads can grip the pupal...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 19th June 2016, 18:43
Replies: 16
Views: 2,657
Posted By harry eales
British resident Hawk Moths can be found from May...

British resident Hawk Moths can be found from May until August then it is the migrant Hawks that appear. In the 50+ years I have been trapping I have had a very small number of Death's Heads, several...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 19th June 2016, 18:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By harry eales
Sean, Tuf Tubs only come in black which is handy....

Sean,
Tuf Tubs only come in black which is handy. If you think you have storage problems in your shed, feel sorry for me, I have to lift the roof to drop something in. Open the door and you get...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 17th June 2016, 13:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By harry eales
You can buy 'TUF Tubs' used by the building trade...

You can buy 'TUF Tubs' used by the building trade to remove rubble and other unwanted items from the site.
They are obtainable from Cromwell Tools a countrywide tool supplier. I buy the largest they...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 6th June 2016, 21:40
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By harry eales
I agree with Aeshna 5. Harry

I agree with Aeshna 5.

Harry
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 5th August 2015, 20:20
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By harry eales
Hello Andy, Definitely a Coleopteran but I can't...

Hello Andy,
Definitely a Coleopteran but I can't help you as to species, it's not my field of interest. As for a sudden appearance at your light trap, this can happen with any species of moth, and...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 20th June 2015, 22:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,481
Posted By harry eales
Hello Marcus, Usually the last week in June is...

Hello Marcus,

Usually the last week in June is the beginning of the Large Heath 'Season' but with the very late spring and cool summer I doubt if there will me many out before the second week in...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 12th October 2014, 10:54
Replies: 974
Sticky: Shieldbugs.
Views: 144,045
Posted By harry eales
Hello, Your Shieldbug is P. rufipes, or The...

Hello,

Your Shieldbug is P. rufipes, or The Forest Shieldbug which is by no means confined to forests, it's virtually everywhere. The red legs and the 'Joan Collins Dynasty style shoulder pads' give...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 16th September 2014, 10:02
Replies: 974
Sticky: Shieldbugs.
Views: 144,045
Posted By harry eales
Hello Paul, Winter will give you time to get...

Hello Paul,

Winter will give you time to get some collecting equipment together so you'll be fully prepared for next season. Winter will also give you time to read all the copies of Het News. Over...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 15th September 2014, 23:26
Replies: 974
Sticky: Shieldbugs.
Views: 144,045
Posted By harry eales
Hello Paul, It may be too late for the Juniper...

Hello Paul,

It may be too late for the Juniper Shieldbug but don't let that put you off. With it being an early year and (for once) a reasonably hot summer many species are in hibernation already....
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 15th September 2014, 14:56
Replies: 974
Sticky: Shieldbugs.
Views: 144,045
Posted By harry eales
Hello Paul, The Parent bug was out in my area on...

Hello Paul,

The Parent bug was out in my area on the Northumberland/Durham boundary in February this year on Hazel catkins. By May the young were to be found in their family groups so it's not...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 14th September 2014, 17:14
Replies: 974
Sticky: Shieldbugs.
Views: 144,045
Posted By harry eales
Hello Gillean, It could possibly be that they...

Hello Gillean,

It could possibly be that they have already entered hibernation. We had an early Spring and an early Summer and now an early Autumn. I have had Small Tortoiseshell butterflies...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 7th August 2014, 18:46
Replies: 79
Views: 19,954
Posted By harry eales
Andy, I have only ever used Rosebay Willowherb...

Andy, I have only ever used Rosebay Willowherb myself but I see no reason the the smaller species of Willowherb wouldn't suffice. The larvae will also eat the leaves of Fuchsia.

Harry
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 7th August 2014, 18:37
Replies: 79
Views: 19,954
Posted By harry eales
Koya, The yellowish fluid is almost certainly...

Koya, The yellowish fluid is almost certainly one of two things.
1. It is the larvae evacuating it's gut before pupating, it has to dispose of the remaining food leftovers in it's body and the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 6th August 2014, 11:45
Replies: 79
Views: 19,954
Posted By harry eales
Hello Phil, Yes this evening will do just as soon...

Hello Phil,
Yes this evening will do just as soon as you get home. I suppose any dry leaves will do but it would pay to microwave them just to kill off any nasties that may be present on them. Then...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 1st August 2014, 13:25
Replies: 79
Views: 19,954
Posted By harry eales
Hello Phil, I was wondering why this old thread...

Hello Phil,
I was wondering why this old thread had been resurrected. I do hope your first attempt to rear an Elephant Hawk moth will be successful, but even if it fails, please do try again. I've...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 30th June 2014, 21:27
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By harry eales
I believe what you saw was the Demoiselle...

I believe what you saw was the Demoiselle cleaning itself, Most insects, Flies, Bees, Wasps etc. The problem with the long tail of the Demoiselle is that little other than wings can reach that far....
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 19th June 2014, 15:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By harry eales
It could be a colour variant of the Convolvulus...

It could be a colour variant of the Convolvulus Hawkmoth. It's too late in the year for Eyed Hawk unless there was a partial emergence of next years insects due to an unusually warm Autumn. A...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 15th June 2014, 21:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By harry eales
There have been over the past century, several...

There have been over the past century, several attempts to give Bumble Bees common English names, none of them very successful. In my opinion they are nearly all cumbersome and difficult to remember,...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 23rd May 2014, 22:02
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By harry eales
Phill, You'll find the commonest six or seven...

Phill,

You'll find the commonest six or seven species fairly easily, but others can be much more difficult to find and will require some intensive work on your part. You can also add the Cuckoo...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 29th April 2014, 20:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By harry eales
It's one of the 'Geometres' but they are many and...

It's one of the 'Geometres' but they are many and larval colour variations within a species are often numerous. If you still have it breed it out to the adult form.

Harry
Forum: Conservation Saturday 15th February 2014, 10:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By harry eales
Another 'GREEN' Bird Killer.

I found this on a US Website having no connection with Birdwatching. The paper it was taken from was not named.


February 14, 2014
Another Green Bird-Killer
Peter Wilson

The Ivanpah Solar Electric...
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