Water louse, bloodworm, Rhantus suturalis diving beetle and Limnephilus rhombicus caddisfly larva

Some more of the pond photos from January. Most of these have had some dust and dirt cloned out of them and a couple, notably the following photo, has had the background touched up. The first photos are of a water louse or slater. They are the aquatic relative of the woodlouse. They are often…

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Migrant Hawker in flight

While at Rainham Marshes we noticed a fair few male migrant hawkers patrolling territories.  The light wasn’t great and neither was the angle from the boardwalks so we didn’t bother with them.  But then we found a spot where we could get to their level with the sun behind us, only for the sun to…

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