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The "What is this bug?" thread

Discussion in 'Flora & Fauna' started by Harvestman, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. brancho

    brancho Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I did not say it was a fly. I said it was a Barkfly nymph

    http://www.brc.ac.uk/schemes/barkfly/introduction.htm

    Psocoptera are an order of insects that are commonly known as booklice, barklice or barkflies. They first appeared in the Permian period, 295–248 million years ago. They are often regarded as the most primitive of the hemipteroids.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psocoptera

    Here is an adult from the same location but I have no idea if it is the same species.

    [​IMG]Barkfly by Alf Branch, on Flickr
     
  2. Robson Valley

    Robson Valley Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Ah. I see. Thank you for the illumination.
     
  3. brancho

    brancho Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    No problem I just found out they started calling them Barkflies in 2007 as one guy didnt like the term barklice.
     
  4. brancho

    brancho Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    #964 brancho, Jun 29, 2016
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  5. THOaken

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    Quality thread. Good banter too.

    Can anyone get a bit more specific on this Syrphid for me?

    [​IMG]

    And this bee on Himalayan Balsam?

    [​IMG]
     
    #965 THOaken, Aug 29, 2016
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  6. brancho

    brancho Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Could anyone tell me what species of Tipulid this is? Looks a little like Nephrotoma quadrifaria, but I'm not sure.

    [​IMG]
     
    #967 THOaken, Sep 7, 2016
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    Nephrotoma appendiculata is the likely candidate, but I doubt you would get it to species without a specialised key.
     
    #970 Harvestman, Oct 11, 2016
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    Hey, what's happened tae the thread?

    No been on BCUK in a wee while and just assumed this great sticky continued. Was surprised to see it still on page 33.
     
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    That's lesser stag beetle I think.
     

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