Tagged: Insects

Flying Ant Day 2018 – What, When, and Why?

“The Day of the Flying Ants.” Sounds like a Stephen King novel, but Flying Ant Day is a phenomenon the many of us have come to know yet it still takes us by...

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Why Brambles are Brilliant

Bramble, briar, thorn-bush, blackberry, Rubus fruticosus; all names for a widespread and vigorous plant with arching stems coated in needle-sharp thorns whose success as a species has brought it into regular conflict with...

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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...

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Does Brachygastra mellifica (Mexican honey wasp) have what it takes to change public opinion about wasps?

The world of social insects has a lot to offer to the world, in one instance you have Polybia paulista, a South American species of eusocial wasp which is armed with a sting...

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The Great British Bee Count 2016

  The Great British Bee Count launches on the 19th of May and this year more than ever organisers want the public to get involved in the event. Public concerns for bee populations...

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A Quick Guide to- the Bee Fly

Originally published 18 May 2015. The large bee fly, Bombylius major, is fairly common in southern Britain, yet many people are unaware of this insect. They are on the wing from late March...

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