I had a walk around the garden with some non-technical entomological kit today - a stick and a cardboard tray. A quick and easy way to find some fantastic species is to do some beating of tree and bushes, and i was not disappointed with the results.
This Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda larva was a great find in the front hedge. This is the first time I have seen the larvae of this species in the garden, whilst the adults are a regular feature of spring moth traps.
|Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda|
From the birch tree in next door garden was this Parent Bug Elasmucha grisea.
|Parent Bug Elasmucha grisea|
From the same tree was this harvest man Dicranopalpus ramosus.