Epping Forest - Springsects

  • Posted March 26, 2012 by Christian Moss Viewed 4057 times
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7 Spot Ladybird - Coccinella 7-punctata

Grass Spider - Tibellus oblongus

Peacock - Inachis io

Bee-Fly in flight

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White Tailed Bumble Bee - Bombus Lucorum

7 Spot Ladybird

Gets its name from it's preferred habitat among tall grasses. The Latin name ‘oblongus’ is derived from the elongated body shape.

Comma - Polygonia

Ichneumon Fly - Ichneumon suspiciosus

Red Tailed Bumble Bee

Bee-Fly - Bombylius major


The shape and colouring help to disguise it when hiding in long dry grass. Grass spiders assume a stretched out posture when resting.


The females implant their eggs into the caterpillars of butterflies and moths. When the eggs hatch the larvae feed on the body of the host caterpillars.

Bee-Fly in flight

Often found on coastal dunes among grasses, but also inland in damp fields and meadows

Bumble Bee - Bombus Lapidarius

White Tailed Bumble Bee

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      2012.03.31 Edited

      wow how many insects are there? it almost look like you've just found 38370129 insects and put them all in a bunch of leaves haha.. i like the first shot :)