Striking variably marked yellow and black upper body; antennae also black and yellow. Elytra tapering towards rear end. Adults have undulating flight, active between May and August.
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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
Easily identified by the very long legs which are always spread to the sides, with the second... more
The Wartbiter is a large and bulky bush-cricket with marbled green and brown body and wings. l... more
|Great Diving Beetle||Dytiscus marginalis||
The Great Diving Beetle is a large water beetle, with a generally dark brown/black appearance... more
|Dusky Cockroach||Ectobius lapponicus||
The Dusky Cockroach is a relatively small cockroach with a dark grey-brown body, fringed with a... more
|Lulworth Skipper Butterfly||Thymelicus acteon||
Dull orange-brown wings held with forewings above hind wings. Males have black line through... more