Insects: hemipteroids

Bugs, Hoppers, Aphids, Whiteflies, Scale-insects, Psocids, Thrips, etc

Excellent photos of set specimens of the Heteroptera of Britain and Ireland by Rob Ryan. Not a complete guide to the fauna but growing rapidly. Highly recommended.

Quadrat bashing

July isn't my favourite month as I find quadrats labour intensive and dull, there isn't much chance to find new species. Or is there...

Yesterday I decided to try and record all the inverts in the quadrats I was surveying and came up with two lifers (both hoppers) with one of them being quite a nice one. Commoner stuff included Formica fusca, Chalkhill Blue, Fox Moth larva, and several Phytocoris varipes. Hoppers inlcuded Neophilaenus exclamationis and...


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