Lurking in the hills out near Oxford since 2009.
and this great spider (Tetragnatha extensa) stretched out on a lilly pad
Saw my first Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella) of the year yesterday
Back in the UK now and saw my first Lace Bug, Tingis cardui, it's literally full of holes
Yes, you're right. Nice pic btw!
I think its a Drinker moth catapillar, Euthrix potatoria.
Take a look at https://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/euthrix-potatoria/larva/ and https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/drinker#gallery-6 . The pale white tufts are a good pointer.
I've not seen an Emperor Moth in years, am very jealous!
and the second, a really early instar of the European Mantis, Mantis religiosa (it was about the size of an ant).
OK, a couple of young un's for you this eve. The first is a Jumping Spider (Salticidae) no idea what species. Crazy eyes like on an old 1950's cars headlamp cluster.
and finally, the Striped Shieldbug Graphosoma lineatum
Next up the tiny Small Grass Shieldbug Neottiglossa pusilla
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