Black Garden Ant

Black Garden Ant

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Black Garden Ants nest mainly in dry soil and humus. Although their nests are most often noticed in gardens - in flower beds, lawns and under paving stones.
Southern Wood Ant

Southern Wood Ant

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Wood ants create large mound nests in open glades or on the edges of woodlands in sunny, sheltered locations. The ant mounds are dome-shaped and are often over a meter high and two metres wide.
Bloody Nose Beetle

Bloody Nose Beetle

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The adult bloody-nosed beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) is black and it is slow-moving and feeds on bedstraw plants.
Orange Tip Butterfly

Orange Tip Butterfly

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The Orange Tip Butterfly can be seen on the wing from April to June. The female which doesn’t have the orange tips, lays its eggs on cuckoo flower.
White-Letter Hairstreak Butterfly

White-Letter Hairstreak Butterfly

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The White-Letter Hairstreak Butterfly (Strymoidia w-album) is identified by the distinctive W mark on the underside of the wings.
Brimstone Butterfly

Brimstone Butterfly

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The Brimstone is one of our most recognisable butterflies; the male has the yellow wings and the female has pale green wings.
Green Lacewing

Common Green Lacewing

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The Common Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) is about 10 mm long. It is pale lime green during the summer, with a lemon-yellow stripe down the middle of the body.
Dragonfly (Common Darter)

Dragonfly (Common Darter)

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The Common Darter is a small dragonfly that quickly colonises ponds. The male is dull red and the female is yellow, orange or brown.
Dragonfly - Four-spotted chaser

Dragonfly (4 Spotted Chaser)

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Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but hold their wings horizontally at right-angles to their body when at rest.
Common Earwig

Common Earwig

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The adult Common Earwig is 11-16 mm long. Its legs, thorax and wing-cases are yellowish brown, but the head and the abdomen are dark brown.
Common Field Grasshopper

Common Field Grasshopper

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The Common Field Grasshopper is the one of the grasshoppers that you are most likely to see throughout the UK.
Green Shield Bug

Green Shield Bug

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The Green Shield Bug, like its name suggests, is bright green and has a body shaped like a knight’s shield.
Seven Spot Ladybird

The Seven Spot Ladybird

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The Seven Spot Ladybird (Coccinella 7-punctata) is a small red beetle that has seven different shaped black spots on each wing case.
Water Scorpion

Water Scorpion

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Water Scorpions (Nepa cinerea) can be found all around the UK in ponds, lakes, shallow slow-flowing water and sometimes in stagnant water.