Naturezones Wildlife Education Trust
Isle of Wight



Land of Little Things

Just a few of the numerous creatures that inhabit the
English meadow, photographed and filmed by Naturezones




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BEETLES
    

Soldier Beetle
9-13mm

Oedemera nobilis
8-10mm

7-spot Ladybird
5-8mm

    

Wasp Beetle
7-15mm

Chrysolina banksi
6-12mm

Rutpela maculata
15-20mm

    

Lily Beetle
6-8mm

Strangalia melanura
6-10mm

Liophloeus tessulatus
10-13mm

    

Paederus littoralis
7-9mm

Rhagonycha fulva
7-10mm

Cockchafer
20-30mm

    

Athous bicolor
8-10mm

Vine Weevil
8-12mm

Harlequin Ladybird
7-8mm

    

Pollen Beetles
2-3mm

Loricera pilicornis
6-9mm

Silpha tristis
13-17mm




BUGS
    

Sloe Bug
10-12mm

Green Shield Bug
12-14mm

Green Shield Bug nymph
5-8mm

    

Common Green Capsid
7mm

Dock Bug
12-15mm

Cercopis vulnerata
9-11mm

    

Bronze Shield Bug
5-8mm

Meadow Plant Bug
7-10mm

Common Froghopper
5-7mm

    

Marsh Damsel Bug
7-9mm

Deraeocoris ruber
6-8mm

Corizus hyoscyami
9-12mm

    

Pond Skater
8-10mm

Stenotus binotatus
6-7mm

Vernal Shield Bug (first ever IW sighting)
9-10mm

    

Oncotylus viridiflavus
5-6mm

Eupteryx melissae
3mm

Cicadella viridis
6-8mm

    

Liocoris tripustulatus
4-5mm

Harpocera thoracica
5-7mm

Hawthorn Shield Bug
9-10mm




FLIES and LACEWINGS
    

Bee-fly
10-12mm

Dung-fly
10mm

Flesh-fly
10-15mm

    

Spotted Crane-fly
15-20mm

Snipe-fly
10-12mm

Ptychoptera contaminata
9-11mm

    

Greenbottle
8-10mm

Unidentified
-

St Mark's-fly
10-15mm

    

Scorpion Fly (Order Mecoptera)
10-15mm

Lacewing: Chrysopa pallens
15-20mm

Lacewing: Chrysopa perla
14-16mm

    

Chloromyia formosa
9mm

Nowickia ferox
10-12mm

Long Legged Fly (Machaerium maritimae?)
4-9mm




HOVERFLIES
    

Episyrphus balteatus
10-15mm

Episyrphus balteatus
-

Leucozona lucorum
12-15mm

    

Platycheirus sp.
8-9mm

Chrysotoxum bicinctum
9-12mm

Eristalis pertinax
11-17mm

    

Xanthogramma pedissequum
10mm

Helophilus pendulus
12mm

Volucella zonaria
15-20mm

    

Sphaerophoria Scripta
10-12mm

Scaeva pyrastri
9-12mm

Helophilus trivittatus
11-17mm

    

Topidia scita
4-6mm

Chrysogaster solstitialis
6-9mm

Rhingia campestris
11-13mm

    

Helophilus pendulus
11-13mm

Volucella pellucens
14-16mm

Myatheropa florae
10-15mm




BEES, WASPS AND SAWFLIES
    

Bombus lucorum
10-16mm

Andrena haemorrhoa
10-12mm

Colletes species
10-12mm

    

Unidentified bee
-

Andrena bee
10-12mm

Bombus terrestris
10-16mm

    

Early Mining Bee
8-11mm

Psithyrus barbutellus
15-19mm

Leaf-cutter bee
10-13mm

    

Queen Dolichovespula media
18-22mm

Tenthredo scrophulariae
10-15mm

Ancistrocerus nigricornis
7-13mm

    

Vespula germanica
12-20mm

Unidentified Ichneumon
15-18mm

Pimpla hypochondriaca
20-25mm

    

Horntail
25-40mm

Tenthredo celtica
9-11mm

Tenthredo mesomela
10-13mm




DRAGONFLIES and DAMSELFLIES
    

Southern Hawker
70mm

Common Darter
40mm

Common Darter
-

    

Ruddy Darter
35mm

Blue-tailed Damselfly
30mm

Common Blue Damselfly (female)
32mm

    

Southern Damselfly
30mm

Banded Demoiselle (male)
45mm

Large Red Damselfly
35mm

    

Azure Damselfly
30-35mm

Azure Damselfly (newly emerged)
-

Broad-bodied Chaser (male)
40-45mm

    

Broad-bodied Chaser (female)
40-45mm

Gold-ringed Dragonfly
55-65mm

Gold-ringed Dragonfly
-




GRASSHOPPERS and CRICKETS
    

Meadow Grasshopper
10-20mm

nymph grasshopper
-

Field Grasshopper
15-25mm

    

Slender Groundhopper
9-14mm

Chorthippus brunneus
12-20mm

Unidentified Grasshopper
-

    

Short-winged Conehead
11-18mm

Oak Bush-cricket
7-12mm

Dark Bush-cricket
13-20mm

    

Long-winged Conehead
15-22mm

Speckled Bush-cricket (male)
10-20mm

Speckled Bush-cricket (female)
10-20mm




SPIDERS
    

Nursery Web Spider
body 12-17mm

Nursery Web Spider with egg sac
-

Goldenrod Crab Spider
body 8-12mm

    

Long-jawed Orb Weaver
body 10-15mm

Garden Spider
body 8-13mm

Cucumber Spider
body 4-8mm

    

Woodlouse Spider
body 9-15mm

Running Crab Spider
body 8-12mm

Zebra Spider
body 5-7mm

    

Wolf Spider with egg sac
body 12-20mm

Wolf Spider with spiderlings
-

Green Orb-weaver
body 5-7mm

    

Neat Orb-weaver
body 4-6mm

Pardosa lugubris
body 4-6mm

Harvestman (Order Opiliones)
body 4-7mm




MOTHS
    

The Cinnabar
forewing 20mm

Rush Veneer
forewing 11-15mm

Agriphila tristella
forewing 12-15mm

    

White Ermine
forewing 17-24mm

Gillmeria pallidactyla
forewing 12-15mm

Silver Y
forewing 12-20mm

    

Pyrausta aurata
forewing 7-10mm

6-spot Burnet
forewing 15-20mm

Adela reaumurella
forewing 6-8mm

    

Wood Carpet
forewing 13-16mm

Jersey Tiger
forewing 28-32mm

Yellow Shell
forewing 12-15mm

    

Large Emerald
forewing 25-30mm

Oak Eggar
forewing 25-40mm

Garden Tiger
forewing 30-35mm




BUTTERFLIES
    

Painted Lady
forewing 28-30mm

Marbled White
forewing 20-30mm

Orange-tip
forewing 18-25mm

    

Red Admiral
forewing 20-25mm

Comma
forewing 20-25mm

Holly Blue
forewing 12-18mm

    

Gatekeeper
forewing 17-25mm

Peacock
forewing 28-30mm

Small Skipper
forewing 12-16mm

    

Common Blue
forewing 12-18mm

White Admiral
forewing 25-30mm

Brimstone
forewing 25-40mm

    

Small Copper
forewing 10-18mm

Chalkhill Blue
forewing 15-20mm

Speckled Wood
forewing 20-25mm


FILMED BY NATUREZONES

Below are links to our series of brief
Insects in Action movie clips. We hope
to add to these over time.








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