Category: Invertebrates

Photograph Showing Sniffer Bees being Trained (Courtesy of Rothamsted Research Ltd)

Sniffer Bees

The concept Since the 1990’s, researchers have explored the viability of training bees and wasps to detect – and indicate the presence of – particular ‘target’ odours. Though there are numerous potential applications...

588 total views, 4 views today

Annuals

Help get Bristol buzzing!

Urban Buzz is creating habitat for pollinators across eight UK cities.  This ambitious Buglife prject is working with local people in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Plymouth, and York. Residents of these cities...

2,405 total views, no views today

Male Broad-bodied Chaser. Photographer: Charles J Sharp

National Dragonfly Week 2017

Welcome to National Dragonfly Week 2017! This year it’s running from Saturday 15th July until Sunday 23rd July. There is a lot going on to celebrate these wonderful insects, including guided walks, identification...

2,830 total views, 8 views today

wikimedia cockchafer

A Quick Guide to- the Common Cockchafer

  The common cockchafer, Melolontha melolontha, is a rather large beetle that flies about noisily, emitting a loud whirring noise. It is more commonly known as the May Bug and it gets this...

6,397 total views, 1 views today

P1010957

So, what are Bee-flies all about?

A few days ago I went for a very nice walk around a nearby reservoir in what was unseasonably very warm sunshine. The warmth and light had predictably brought all the insects out...

3,189 total views, 3 views today

Powered by Calculate Your BMI