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    Hoverfly ID please? (Herefordshire, UK)

    Hi All Found this hoverfly on vegetation by the side of a lake. I have looked through Ball & Morris and I can't find it. Maybe someone could ID it please? Thanks, Gareth
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    Spider ID please? (Hafren Forest, Powys)

    Thanks creaturesnapper & Salticus. Weirdly, searching around I have found similar pictures labelled Neriene peltata, Microlinyphia pusilla and a number of Linyfiidae spiders. Neriene peltatadoes seem the likely candidate though. Thanks again. G
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    Spider ID please? (Hafren Forest, Powys)

    Is it Microlinyphia pusilla? Seems to look like some of the photos I have seen. Yours, Gareth
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    Spider ID please? (Hafren Forest, Powys)

    Hi All Whilst away I took a few snaps , one of which was this small spider. I would guess the body is no more than 5-7mm in length. The habitat is mainly coniferous plantation but there were some large decidous trees nearby. Damp (in summer), limited undergrowth. Reasonably mountainous area...
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    Hoverfly ID? (Cambs. UK)

    For what it is worth my thoughts regarding my original ID were: I think the thorax is dull. It was a hot sunny day and there is barely a reflection on it. That would suggest that it is not M. umbellatarum (based on Ball & Morris), their picture (without sunshine) shows a metalic finish to the...
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    Hoverfly ID? (Cambs. UK)

    Thanks creaturesnapper, new to me so I wasn't sure.
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    Insect for I/D

    No expert but the anchor on the face, 4 yellow marks on the back of the thorax would suggest Vespula vulgaris (Common Wasp) - Steven Falk's Flikr page for it - Vespula vulgaris (Common Wasp) Yours, Gareth
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    Heliophilus hybridus or Heliophilus pendulus? (Cambs. UK)

    Thanks for your input. Ball & Morris suggest that dusting extends to the ocellar triangle in H.hybridus, falling short in H. pendulus
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    Weevil ID please? (Cambs. UK)

    Thanks for your input Ficedula. The weird thing is that this is a relatively large hairy weevil. I can't actually find any pictures of a weevil that has the grey hairy legs and the size. But as you say, difficult from one picture. I sort of get the impression from reading through some of the...
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    Hoverfly ID? (Cambs. UK)

    Hi All Not sure if it possible to ID this one, I only have one picture :rolleyes: I think it is one of the Syrphus hoverflies. Could someone see if this is identifiable please? Thanks, Gareth
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    Heliophilus hybridus or Heliophilus pendulus? (Cambs. UK)

    Hi All I am getting confused....... The head on shot shows the rear tibia, 2/3 of which is dark = H. hybridus The face looks like H. pendulus The markings on the body look conspicuously H. pendulus. Can some please sort this out for me? Thanks, Gareth
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    Hoverfly ID? (Cambs. UK)

    Hi All I came across this hoverfly on a woodland ride. I think it is Melangyna labiatarum (Matt-backed Melangyna). Could someone please confirm or set me straight? Yours, Gareth
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    Weevil ID please? (Cambs. UK)

    Hi creaturesnapper, Sorry to be a pain. I have just realised that Gratus triguttatus is 6-8mm. Although "in-the-field" measurements are decidedly iffy, if that blade of grass is say 4mm across, the weevil has got to be bigger, surely. I have had a couple of suggestions from someone who believe...
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    Tenthredo temula ID? (Cambs. UK)

    Thanks for the info Paul. Looks like it is the later then. Yours, Gareth
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    Tenthredo temula ID? (Cambs. UK)

    Thanks Paul. Just a bit concerned there maybe another similar.
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    Cephidae - Sawfly ID? (Cambs. UK)

    Thanks creaturesnapper. I don't mind you being picky ;)
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    Tenthredo temula ID? (Cambs. UK)

    Hi Martin, yes, his Flickr account is one of the sources that I use. If he has photographed an insect, there is usually such a great range of pictures that identification is ofter not to difficult. The difficulty is if there are similar looking species that are not included. Which can happen. G
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