Saturday, May 31, 2008

16-Spotted Ladybug Halyzia 16-guttata

These sort of look like the Cream Spotted Ladybug.


Latin name: Halyzia 16-guttata

Size: Approximately 5.5mms

Distribution: Found in many parts of the U.K. Increasing in numbers, especially in England.

Months seen: April to October

Food: Mildew

Habitat: Woodland. Frequently found around sycamore trees

Special features: Bright yellow or orange in colour, with a translucent border to the wing casings and pronotum (bit between the head and wing casings). Usually features 16 creamy-white coloured spots, but there can be as few as 14 spots. It has an orange head, and legs, and the eyes are black.

The info and pictures can be found here. Just do a search on them there and you'll find them.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Little Visitor

Found a silverfish in my bathroom today.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Beautiful Day

Today was beautiful out! I went to the park and came across these jack pots

3 Cabbage Whites
Tons of winged ants ( Mating season! )
2 winged Queen Ants
1 velvet mite
1 striped jumping spider ( it was black and white and I got to hold it )
1 hover fly
1 honey bee
Tons of Robins
2 Canada Geese and their 2 chicks

The last one really hit me because it was so beautiful to see new life walking around me. I almost cried. Nature is beautiful.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Place Holder

I'll put something here soon.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Bug Of The Month - Common Wanderer Pareronia valeria

I know the name of the butterfly makes you think of the Monarch because it has the same name ( or almost ) as this one. The only difference is this! Photo from Wikipedia obviously. ;)

But what a read huh? And this one including other species in the genius Pareronia are on my favorite butterflies list now. W00T

Peace Out!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

OT: A Little Note

Just wanted to let you guys know that I'm still alive. I'm on a roller coaster atm and that's why I haven't updated this ( or my other 2 blogs on here ) in a good while, because all this crap I've been through has been keeping me busy.

I'm working on filling in missing dates in April and maybe I'll do March as well because there's not that many post for that month.

I hope that all of you are well. I will try and update ASAP.

Peace Out!