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Monday, 14 September 2015

Quick Quiz Mystery Flower

A Quick Quiz  Can any one nail this much maligned plant.

With the end of season approaching floristics are becoming harder to find Nettle and Ivy set aside. Ivy is always a ready source of Red Admiral end of October early November sun permitting

Rather than tell you want the plant is I have put the images up for YOU to identify , suggestions in comments


Quiz 3759



Although to most it seems baron and bereft here is a sequence of creatures feeding or utilising it today I counted at least 36 species in an hour its thick stems can also provide shelter and nesting site for small birds like Wrens to nest and Shelter

Araneus diadematus Orb Web Spider
Metalina mengei/metellina Orb Web Spider
Philaenus spumarius Froghopper
Ichneumon Wasp x2 Species
Apis melifera Honey Bee
Hoverfly Eristalis pertinax
Hoverfly Eristalis renax
Hoverfly Bacchus elongus
Hoverfly Xylota segnis
Diptera x4 Species
Sawfly
Tipula sp TBC
Tipula sp TBC
Sepis fulgens Ensign Fly
Strawberry Snail Trochulus striolatus
The grove snail or brown-lipped snail Cepaea nemoralis Leioburnum rotundum
7 Spot Ladybird
Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis Forms  Spectabilis succinea conspicua

Two Interesting images where the Garden Spider Araneus diadematus  Observed wrapping a Common Wasp in a s slick silk food parcel. Another included a Dung Fly straddling its prey a small solitary wasp . On deciding to examine the prey , the fly took off carrying this prey in its legs with some ease


Araneus diadematus 3855


Araneus diadematus 3899

Dung Fly  3828

Harvestman - Leioburnum rotundum

Leiburnum rotundum 3815

Baccha elongata Hoverfly Thin waist just visible

Baccha elongata 3799

Syrphus sp

Syrphus 3792


Strawberry Snail - Trochulus striolatus


Strawberry Snail 3824

Sawfly

Sawfly 3798

Philaenus spumarus Froghopper

Philaenus spumarus 3806

Cranefly Tipula

Cranefly 3911

Ichneumon

Ichneumon 3780

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis


Harlequin Ladybird 3776



Ladybird 3764

Micro Caddis 3-5 mm
Hydroptila vectis 3766