Guelder Rose and Old Man's Beard

  Oliver's Battery Countryside Group

Probably the Best Countryside Group in Oliver's Battery  


Ants, Bees, Beetles, Flies, Grasshoppers, Spiders and Wasps on the Conservation Area

All species identification subject to confirmation - please let us know if you disagree with any of these.

Ants
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Red ants
Sp?
3rd August 2007
Red ants
Sp?
3rd August 2007

Bees
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Bee on Yellow Rattle
Sp?
26th May 2007
Bee on Thistle
Sp?
14th July 2007
Bee on Burdock
Sp?
30th July 2007
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Bee on Burdock
Sp?
30th July 2007
Bee on Ivy
Sp?
10th November 2013

Beetles
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Tiny Beetle on Thistle
Sp?
7th July 2007
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Soldier Beetle? on Ragwort
Rhagonycha fulva?
14th July 2007
Soldier Beetle? on Grass
Rhagonycha fulva?
14th July 2007
Soldier Beetle? on Grass
Rhagonycha fulva?
14th July 2007
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Two-spot Ladybird
Adalia bipunctata
7th July 2007
Melanistic Two-spot Ladybird
Adalia bipunctata
14th July 2007
Seven-spot Ladybird
Coccinella septempunctata
11th June 2007

Flies
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Greenbottle on Ragwort
Lucilia caesar
14th July 2007
Flesh Fly on Hogweed
Sarcophaga carnaria
30th July 2007

Grasshoppers
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Meadow Grasshopper on Red Bartsia
Chorthippus parallelus
30th July 2007
Meadow Grasshopper
Chorthippus parallelus
30th July 2007
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Meadow Grasshopper
Chorthippus parallelus
9th August 2007
Meadow Grasshopper
Chorthippus parallelus
9th August 2007
Meadow Grasshopper
Chorthippus parallelus
9th August 2007
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Common Field Grasshopper
Chorthippus brunneus
7th August 2007
The long grass in July is alive with grasshoppers. Very difficult to spot, and even harder to photograph.

Harvestmen
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Harvestman short of a leg
Sp?
30th July 2007

Hoverflies, Sawflies etc
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Sawfly? on Ragwort
Sp?
14th July 2007
Hoverfly on Hogweed seeds
Sp?
30th July 2007
Pear slug sawfly larvae?
Sp?
16th September 2007

Shield Bugs
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Dock Leaf Bug
Coreus marginatus (L.)
30th July 2007

Spiders
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Wolf spider? lurking in nettle
Pisaura mirabilis?
30th July 2007
Garden spider?
Araneus diadematus?
16th Sept 2007

Wasps etc
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Ichneumon fly
Sp?
11th June 2011



Photographs:
Peter Land