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|The antennae are an identifying characteristic for assignment to a particular family and they can be filiform, serrated or feathered. Their mouthparts are highly specialized. The length of the proboscis varies dramatically and may be up to 280 mm in subtropical species, and completely regressed...|
Mecoptera can reach a body length of 3.5 to 20 mm with a wing span of 20 to 40 mm. They have 2 pairs of wings which are almost identical. In some species the wings are much smaller and in others the larger pair of wings is missing. A notable characteristic of the adult insect is the elongation of the mouth parts; this has earned it the name „Schnabelfliege“ in German (Schnabel = beak ; Fliege = fly).
The larvae look like caterpillars, but have real legs on the chest and abdomen segments. A fork pla...|
|... species in Europe, 1,800 in the Palearctic (the region comprising Europe and Asia - north of the Himalayan foothills - together with North Africa and the temperate part of the Arabian peninsula) and approximately 6,000 globally. The most striking characteristic of the hoverfly is its ability to remain in one place when flying, even in wind.|
|Green shield bug|
|The green shield bug (Palomena prasina) is widespread in Europe and is one of the most frequently occurring members of the Pentatomidae family. It is characteristic of these bugs to discharge foul smelling secretions when they are in danger.|
|Western honey bees are brown in color. In some sub-species the abdomen also has yellow, orange or red hues. The most noticeable characteristic? of the honey bee is the narrow and elongated radial cells on the forewings. The sides of these cells are almost parallel and only slightly curved. Queens and workers have a poisonous sting, however the queen’s has degenerated as a result of egg l...|
|...aces have black vertical stripes. The abdomen is black with large yellow spots on the sides. The legs have yellowish and black markings and the wings are brownish in colour. The females have a black forehead and yellow spots on their cheeks. Another characteristic of this fly, is its seemingly chaotic flight behaviour, throughout which it buzzes loudly. |
|Wool Carder Bee / Leafcutting Bee (Anthidium manicatum)|
|The Anthidium manicatum is a solitary bee. It is with characteristic wasp-like black and yellow markings on the body. These yellow markings join on the abdomen.
The males can reach a length of 14 to 18 mm and have 5 spikes on the end of their abdomens.,which they use to defend their territory. Female Anthidium ...|
|...t species of plume moths worldwide, around 50 of which can be found in Central Europe. Some examples of species of plume moths are: Pterophorus pentadactyla, Emmelina monodactyla, Platyptilia carduidactyla and Platyptilia percnodactyla. Due to their characteristic appearance, plume moths can be easily distinguished from other small lepidopterans. |
|It is characteristic of the ladybird to have symmetrical spots on the wing covers. The color of these spots can be black, bright red, or brown. The number of spots varies. There are species with 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 and 24 spots. Furthermore ...|
|...he basic colour is often black or reddish-brown. Many species have markings in red, white, yellow or brown. The antennae of most species have more than 16 segments. The presence and shape of the areole in the front wings is a major identifying characteristic. The females of many species have a long ovipositor. The abdomen is clearly separated from the front part of the body.
Ichneumon wasps are widespread in various habitats such as mixed forests, deciduous forests, coniferous forests, fields, wet...|
|Platyptilia carduidactyla body length (1)|