Insects and Spiders

balistar
Registered user
Posts: 5853
Joined: July 25th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Re: Insects and Spiders

Post by balistar »

Biker wrote: September 19th, 2022, 4:31 pm .
a good old acquaintance, the Cockchafer
....
Biker, you lucky one :2thumbsup:
I think it's been decades since i saw the last cockchafer. And that, although it is said that after years of being almost exterminated, they have increased again, explicitly here in south-west Germany.


this highly endangered stag-beetle (Lucanus cervus) female (?) made a visit on my terrace

Image

or is it a Dorcus parallelipipedus ?
User avatar
Biker
Registered user
Posts: 4996
Joined: September 21st, 2015, 11:11 am

Post by Biker »

:hi:
that's difficult, isn't it? :puzzled:
The female of Lucanus cervus :book: looks very similar to Dorcus parallelipipedus
*Please don't feed the trolls!*
balistar
Registered user
Posts: 5853
Joined: July 25th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Post by balistar »

Yesterday's observation in my living room:
the Nosferatu spider (Zoropsis spinimana)

Image

Image

NABU: "16,000 Nosferatus spiders from Freiburg to Rendsburg
The immigrant householder is more widespread than previously known
Within a few years, the Nosferatus spider, which originated in the Mediterranean region, has spread to almost all of Germany."
User avatar
Biker
Registered user
Posts: 4996
Joined: September 21st, 2015, 11:11 am

Post by Biker »

:hi:

This is what I have been waiting for :|
a spider which hunts active - and can bite nicely - even us :slap:
thanks anyway, balistar :laugh:

unknown

Image

and a wasp spider.
a female with the typical zigzag shape decoration called the stabilimentum, at her web

Image
*Please don't feed the trolls!*
balistar
Registered user
Posts: 5853
Joined: July 25th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Post by balistar »

Great pictures, Biker :2thumbsup:


PS: meanwhile as it got colder, i had two more "Nosferatu spider" visits in my living room
(and of course carried them out again immediately :mrgreen: )
balistar
Registered user
Posts: 5853
Joined: July 25th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Post by balistar »

on one of the last warm sunny days at the end of October i caught these two ensuring their reproduction... :innocent:

Image

Image
User avatar
Biker
Registered user
Posts: 4996
Joined: September 21st, 2015, 11:11 am

Post by Biker »

.
Hello!

very late the two. :innocent:

also here with me in the north it was very long warm. In mid-November a red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) sat on the balcony railing :slap:

balistar :hi:
*Please don't feed the trolls!*
User avatar
Biker
Registered user
Posts: 4996
Joined: September 21st, 2015, 11:11 am

Post by Biker »

.
this one loses her hand luggage :-|

Image
*Please don't feed the trolls!*
User avatar
Liz01
Registered user
Posts: 74565
Joined: January 21st, 2014, 2:06 pm
Location: Germany

Post by Liz01 »

A swallowtail was on my balcony today. They are very big! I was totally fascinated

Image

Image

These are smartphone pictures. Camera was not at hand. So not the best pics
Hellem
Registered user
Posts: 24303
Joined: June 28th, 2012, 4:33 pm
Location: Tallinn

Post by Hellem »

Liz01 wrote: July 29th, 2023, 4:49 pm A swallowtail was on my balcony today. They are very big! I was totally fascinated
:hi: Liz, swallowtail is the Estonian national butterfly, he brought you greetings from Estonia 8-) , thank you for the pictures :2thumbsup:
User avatar
Liz01
Registered user
Posts: 74565
Joined: January 21st, 2014, 2:06 pm
Location: Germany

Post by Liz01 »

Hellem wrote: July 29th, 2023, 5:29 pm swallowtail is the Estonian national butterfly, he brought you greetings from Estonia 8-)..

Hellem, :hi: that sounds great! thank you! :2thumbsup: I am sending him back to Estonia with many greetings and best wishes :innocent: In Germany they are pretty rare. For me it was a small miracle.
User avatar
Liz01
Registered user
Posts: 74565
Joined: January 21st, 2014, 2:06 pm
Location: Germany

Post by Liz01 »

Tettigonia viridissima, Great Green Bush-cricket- a female!
Image

Sand Bees - I found a lot of digging in the forest in a clearing
Image

Image
User avatar
Liz01
Registered user
Posts: 74565
Joined: January 21st, 2014, 2:06 pm
Location: Germany

Post by Liz01 »

European Slow Worm in this case. You can find them everywhere on bike paths. I put them in the sun so that they reach their body temperature more quickly. I also see a lot of grass snakes. However, always "newborns" so no adult animals. They are killed by cyclists. Lots of them and every year
Image

Image
Post Reply

Return to “Nature in Photographs”