The Small Heath always rests and feeds with it's wings closed, thus making it difficult to ever view the upperwings. The upperwings are an orange-brown ground colour with a narrow grey margin, it... More
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Encyclopedia of British Insects
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Longhorn beetle||Grammoptera ruficornis||
Grammoptera ruficornis is most noted for being one of the UK's smallest longhorn beetles. With a... more
|Blue-bordered Carpet||Plemyria rubiginata||
The blue or blue-grey border on the outer edge of the forewing is what gives this species its... more
|Amblyptilia punctidactyla||Amblyptilia punctidactyla||
Superficially similar to A. Acanthadactyla this species is generally less warm in general... more
|Lesser House-fly||Fannia canicularis||
The Lesser House-fly is very similar in appearance to the common housefly, but it is also... more
Greenbottles are most notable for their metallic green colouring and red eyes.