Tagged: Invertebrates

A Quick Guide to- the Weevil

Many of us in Britain will have heard the name Weevil uttered at some time or another. For me, I first heard it as a child when I opened up a bag of...

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A Quick Guide to- the Winter Moth

Moths are commonly associated with summer time and in the majority of cases this is true, with many of our British moths being on the wing during the summer months. However, we do...

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Itsy Bitsy Spider

You will have been hard pushed this year not to notice the explosion in population and scale of these creatures. Few people like them, many are indifferent to them and most loathe them....

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee

Ireland has 20 native species of bumblebee, but like most things some are rare or have restricted ranges and are not commonly seen.  The most commonly encountered species are Bombus lucorum, Bombus terrestris,...

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Honeybee homing affected by parasites

A commonly occurring parasite of honeybees (Apis mellifera) has been found to reduce their chances of returning to the colony after a foraging trip. Researchers at Rothampstead Research found that infection with the microsporidian...

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