Author: RoryD

Britain’s Super Spiders

October is perhaps the only month of the year when it’s socially acceptable to decorate your house with spiders as we revel in all things ‘spooky’. So it’s only natural that arachnid enthusiasts...

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Entognathids- the insect’s forgotten cousins

In scientific terms, the group of  arthropods (animals with exoskeletons) which bear just six legs are sensibly called ‘Hexapods’ -meaning six-footed. Chances are you learned in school that all these animals with six...

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The Ladybird invasion-What you need to know

People of Britain, have you noticed ‘swarms’ of ladybirds this year? Do you have masses of these red and black beetles on your house,even coming inside uninvited? You are not alone. It sounds like...

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The Daddy Longlegs Debacle

From False widows to Asian hornets, tales of ‘invasions’ of creepy-crawlies are a staple of the British tabloids and online news channels. The latest to find themselves in the spotlight are Daddy longlegs....

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The crafty nest parasites of solitary bees.

Life is hard for a female solitary bee. From the day she leaves her mother’s nest, she has only a few frantic weeks to mate, construct her own nest cells, stock them with...

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