Insects and spiders

'If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse.’ Sir David Attenborough

A crab spider (Withycombe 2017)

Crab spiders can change their body colour to white, yellow or green to match their background. More...

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elephant hawkmoth caterpillar Sept 2019.
Bedstraw hawk moth caterpillar
Long Hoverfly  (Sphaerophoria scripta) f
Clouded Yellow at Orcombe Point  section
Common darter  dragonfly (Sympetrum stri
Hairy footed flower bee male
Violet Oil Beetle ( Meloe violaceus)
Tree bumblebee 19.02.2019
Buff tailed bumblebee
Red tailed bumblebee
Jumping spider (Salticidae )  genus unkn
Pholcidae    cellar  spider with egg sac
Elephant Hawk moth
Elephant hawk moth caterpillar
Hoverfly (Helophilus pendulus)   female
Green Veined Whites mating Dennesdene Farm May 17th 2018
Silver y moth Withycombe
Volucella zonaria
Common carder on yellow archangel
Common red soldier beetle
Speckled Wood on bindweed flower
Small Copper on thistle detail

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