Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Monday, 29 June 2009
In case you are wondering this one is on top of it's food bowl and is reared mainly on premium dry cat food, supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
This species is fast breeding, and colonies can increase in population very rapidly.
More cockroach posts coming up!
As usual click on the photo to see more of my photographs of this species on Flickr.
Monday, 22 June 2009
Monday, 15 June 2009
Incidentally I have pulled many drowned stag beetles from ponds, which isn't good news. However around Windsor they are pretty common (I saw two males in flight on a short walk back from the pub the other day). When I was in primary school we used to collect the dead remains of stag beetles that had become prey to carrion crows.
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Head over to my Flickr for more photos.
Friday, 12 June 2009
i can't tell you a great deal about it, other than other species in the genus are considered to be pests.
Thanks to Chris Lyal for the identification.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
This blog has today been added to the Nature Blog Network. It is already the 31st most popular Invertebrates blog on the site, but I imagine we'll be ranked a bit higher in no time. You can check the popularity here.
The statistics seem a bit weird, so far there have been 20 visitis but the average number of visits is 2 - perhaps they use a 10 day average or something?
Monday, 8 June 2009
Seems to be a case of user error at the Zootaxa end - not particularly helpful.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is currently giving away copies of its 'Gardening for Bumblebees' book until the end of June.
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