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Insect ID, Spain (Alicante region)

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Old Tuesday 18th August 2015, 10:01   #1
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Insect ID, Spain (Alicante region)

Would appreciate any help at all to identify these insects, seen during my recent holiday just south of Alicante, Spain.

The first two photos I think are of some kind of antlion, but I have no idea if it's possible to say more than that.

Then a digger(?) wasp digging a burrow - this was quite large, possibly 20mm in length.

Finally, can it be conclusively confirmed that the cicada is cicada orni - it has nice spotting on the wings, but I don't know if this is definitive.

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Old Thursday 20th August 2015, 21:59   #2
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So I'm guessing nobody can help with this! Can anyone suggest a good on-line resource for Spanish insects? I only have a UK-centric guide, so it would be great to know if there's another good source (in English) I could refer to.

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This site has a forum where you might be able to get your insects identified
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/
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Thanks Salticus.
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The first two pics look are some kind of Ant Lion but can't get you beyond that
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Thanks. Quite pleased I at least got that right! A first for me, whatever species it is.
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