Tuesday 11 May 2010

Bug Safari

My new toy is a macro lens so expect to see plenty of wee invertebrates coming this way, some in focus when I get depth of field mastered. Here's some critters captured in Northumberland last weekend. Please let me know if you can ID the ones with a question mark by them.

Tetragnatha sp

Meta mengei

Wolf spider ...... don't worry, it's not to scale!

Alder Fly

Chironomid midge

Sawfly - ? ....nearly 500 species in Britain!

Hoverfly - Syrphus ribesii
.....an aphid eater extraordinaire, consuming hundreds in its two week larval state

Hoverfly - Melanostoma scalare

'Folded-wing' Crane-fly - Limonia nubeculosa 

A Psyllid (Homoptera)

A big critter - Brown Hare


  1. Tim go onto http://www.ispot.org.uk/ and put your photo's on there if you need id. It is run in conjunction with Great North Museam and Open University you usually get answer back within minutes.

  2. Cheers Davy. I'll give that a try.