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We have had lots of insect spotting the last few days but neither I nor my wife know what these are to tell our son. Does anyone know please?

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The lower one is a Dotted bee fly.

A nice 'spot'.

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Often mistaken for a bee, you might be lucky and spot the dotted bee fly on the short grass that has been well grazed by the cattle.

 

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7 minutes ago, ciel said:

The lower one is a Dotted bee fly.

A nice 'spot'.

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WWW.NATIONALTRUST.ORG.UK

Often mistaken for a bee, you might be lucky and spot the dotted bee fly on the short grass that has been well grazed by the cattle.

 

Thank you so much!

4 minutes ago, Gael_Force said:

First image looks like a red spider mite.

That was our first thought but it was more than 10 times bigger than the usual ones! If it was then perhaps I should have kept it!

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19 minutes ago, Andy Bown said:

Thank you so much!

That was our first thought but it was more than 10 times bigger than the usual ones! If it was then perhaps I should have kept it!

There was nothing to scale against but try this for comparison.

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A SOARING buzzard high in the sky last week prompted thoughts of the great biodiversity and layers of life which exist between the ground under our feet and...

 

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