Bumble bees are commonly seen, but they are not all easy to identify. Most of the UK’s 25 species are social bees, but 6 species are cuckoo bees and these do not make their own nests, but lay their eggs in the nest of their host bee which they often resemble. In the Wyre are we [...]
Butterflies found in the Wyre Forest that belong to this family are the Green Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Common Blue and Holly Blue.
Most of the Tephritoidea have patterned wings which gives rise to their common name – Picture Winged Flies. They are small and easily overlooked. Many are associated with plants in the Asteraceae (Compositae) or daisy family. The best place to search for these flies is around the plants on which they lay their eggs. Some [...]
Shieldbugs get their name from their shield-like shape. They are heteropteran bugs and all have wings and can fly. Some emit a strong odour when disturbed, giving them their alternative name of stinkbugs! Most overwinter as adults, and some darken their colour during that time. The nymphs can look very different from the adults. Most [...]