granddadscott's picture

Photo's of insects

Hi All
I have taken some macro photo,s with my new camera and was amazed to find lots of insects on the ivy on the Lime tree in the back garden.
I also have some photo,s of shrimp like creatures taken on the beach in Wales.
I would be delighted to know what they all are if anyone can ID them please let me know.
I will at some point get a reference book now i am retired

Check the photo,s at




anonymous spotter's picture

Why not post them -

as observations on this site? Put up each species separately, you don't need to add an identification if you are really not sure. Lots of people look at the observations, I think fewer use the forums.
Add detail about the habitat if you know it (e.g. if it's woodland, say what type - conifer, oak, mixed, etc.)
Make sure you pick the right group of organisms - that way you have more chance of the right people seeing it, as some use the filters to concentrate on their interests.
Finally, the picture loading can be a bit slow: wait until you see the picture as a thumbnail. You can post more than one picture for any observation.

Simmo1236's picture

Insect 12

i think that insect 12 is a click beetle, what type of plant was it on?

RHoman's picture


Picture 11 = caterpillars of the Cinnabar Moth feeding on buds of Ragwort.

Picture 12 = Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)

As for the rest follow the suggestion and post them as indivual entries on iSpot and then there is a high chance that the wasp and fly experts will see them.

Robert Homan

Mike Kendall's picture

The marine shrimps are insects


I've only just come across this posting. The animals described as shrimps are insects, the bristle tail Petrobius maritimus. If you want to know a bit more about it see



Mike Kendall