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    grumpyaudeman
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    Location: Correze 8 years Pays basque 10 years Aude what a dump 3 years of to the Bearne next year
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    Thanks Char still alive the other end of the Pyrenees survived the Aude floods but still on the move

    Steve


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    Char
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    Weevil in my polytunnel today


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    Hi Char
    ’tis been a long time!

    I can’t be 100% sure, as there are several thousand species of weevils, but it’s a vegetatian (of course). It shouldn’t be a problem unless you have a lot of them. Remove manually. If you get a lot of them, a light spraying of your favourite insecticide (washing up liquid) will do the trick.

    Happy days, good to be back!

    Rob


    http://www.applicateur3d.com Dératisation Désinsectisation Désinfection
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    Spotty
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    60000 species of weevil have been described (so far).
    Glad I’m not one as wash-up stings your eyes & tastes foul :lol:

    Many moons ago I discovered what I thought was the most northerly discovery of Otiorhynchus armadillo (Armadillo weevil) on a very sad looking Flaming Katy.
    With my pulse racing I contacted Max Barclay, beetleman at the NHM & sent off my specimen in a 35mm film pot.
    After close inspection by Max, it turned out I’d found a common vine weevil, no neon lights for me :lol:


    Je suis Spotty - FSM, he boiled for our sins !

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    Char
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    Hi Rob, :grin:

    ‘tas been a while hasn’t it. Good to see you. :cool:

    My garden is a haven for insects the only thing that comes out of a sprayer is rain water.

    Nothing ever gets out of control as the mini eco system seems to take care of itself. Sad person that I am, I get many hours of pleasure watching, photographing and learning about the fascinating little creatures.

    I absolutely adore weevils – especially the pink ones because they remind me of the Clangers that I used to watch on tele when I was little. :lol:

    Kind regards
    Charlotte

    Spotty, you’ve reminded me, when I was about 5 I thought I’d found a colorado bettle, this was in the UK so I took it to the police station – turned out to be a stripy ladybird. :oops: That’s when I decided I needed to learn to identify insects, little did I know that it would be a life long task.


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    Char
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    Long Tailed Tit – I love these little birds. :cool:


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    Char
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    Teeny weeny beetle

    Photograph beetle by Charlotte Fabian on 500px


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    Char
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    Photograph Lizard final edit by Charlotte Fabian on 500px


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    Spotty
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    Wow, what a beast !
    It’s huge compared to the LTT :shock::wink:


    Je suis Spotty - FSM, he boiled for our sins !

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    Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia


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    Char
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    Lovely stripey antenae there Steve. :cool:

    Just a wet baby Sparrow


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    grumpyaudeman
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    Pearly Heath Coenonympha arcania


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    Char
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    Lubbly jubbly – keep ’em coming Steve,
    I haven’t seen many butterflies so far this year. :sad:

    Here’s an Assasin bug nymph sucking the juice out of an aphid nymph;

    Organic gardening at work. :cool:


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    grumpyaudeman
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    Hi Char

    Great picture I do love a natural death of an Aphid a few of my recent captures hit the picture and the name will appear

    As for a lack of Butterflies I now have 89 species photographed on the puter still more to go

    Kind regards Steve


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    jeff58
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    Char: Can you tell me how to get rid of a very thick infestation of greenfly that are covering and killing a honeysuckle? You say that your eco-system works, mine obviously isn’t……


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