An irregular blog of photos taken by me of insects and other natural history subjects on my travels around Yorkshire, Britain and Europe. Hopefully you'll find them useful in putting a name to your own specimens but always check your identifications with an expert.


Birk Crag, Harrogate 01/05/10

Buglife organised a Chestnut Click Beetle Hunt at Birk Crag, Harrogate today. Birk Crag is one of only two sites in Britain where the Chestnut Click Beetle Anostirus castaneus can be found. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to find any today but there's always next year.
However, I did manage to get a couple of pics of one of my favourite solitary mining bees, the Grey Mining Bee Andrena cineraria.


Anonymous said...

Very cool.