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|The chest of the males is deep black, while that of the females is dark greyish-brown, and both are (if you only mean the females take the ‘both are’ out) covered with black bristles, especially at the edges. The surface appears to be covered in grey "dust" in places. The upper side of the female’s abdomen is almost completely black and has this grey "dust", the underside is light grey. The genitalia of the males are very large and are placed below the abdomen. The glassy wings are brown and transparent with clearly distinguishable veins. Paraplatypeza atra have brownish-grey legs. The feet (tarses) on the back legs are wider and more flat. |
|Armadillium (Pill woodlice)|
|The armadillium (Armadillidium vulgare) is a woodlouse and belongs to the family Ligiamorpha.
This isopod can reach a length of up to 16 mm and is able to roll itself up into a ball. While the males are predominantly a uniform blue-grey , black-grey or brownish-grey, , the females have bright spots. The surface of the armadillium is smooth. The armadillium has a high resistance to water shortages. Therefore, it is also found in forest edges and ruderal on plants growing on waste ground or among refuse.
|Adult Amblyteles armatorius reach body lengths of 12 - 16 mm. Their bodies are strongly built, slender, and predominantly black and yellow in colour. Their antennae are about 9 mm in length. Their compound eyes have a grey grey-brown to dark grey sheen. There are three red-brown simple eyes (ocelli) near the top of the forehead. The upper surface of the chest section is black and appears to be lightly dusted because of the fine light hair there. |
|Grey flesh fly|
|The grey flesh fly (Sarcophaga carnaria) is also known as the "camouflaged flesh fly" or "carrion fly". The scientific name is more accurately Sarcophaga (Sarcophaga) carnaria. This species is in the order two-winged flies (Diptera), the ...|
...ra, subsection calyptrata), the superfamily Oestroidea, the family flesh flies (Sarcophagidae), the subfamily Sarcophaginae, the genus Sarcophaga, and the subgenus Sarcophaga (Sarcophaga). A scientific synonym for this species is Musca carnaria. The grey flesh fly is found in the Palaearctic ecozone from the Arctic Circle to North Africa and from Western Europe to East Asia, and occurs very frequently.
|The upper surface of the chest (thorax) is light grey to dark grey in colour. Three broad black stripes run lengthwise, flanked on both sides by a short black stripe. The abdomen has a striking checked pattern in silvery and dark grey. The upper chitinous plates (tergites) of the 3rd and 4th abdominal segment almost completely cover the hardened edges of the segments (sternites). The wings are almost as long as the body and have long hairs at the base. |
|Tabanus sudeticus are the largest species of horse fly in Central Europe. They are widespread throughout the entire Palearctic eco-zone.
Tabanus sudeticus reach body lengths of 19-25 mm. Their base colour is grey-brown. Their compound eyes are dark brown. The thorax of these flies is olive-brown to grey and has 3 weak longitudinal lines, which are somewhat brighter in colour. The dark brown segments at the rear end of the abdomen have a light-brown edge which gets wider at the sides. There is an even lighter coloured triangle in the middle of ea...|
|The small white (Pieris rapae) is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is common in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.
The small white reaches wingspans of 40 - 50 mm. Its wings are white with black spots. The front wings have grey to black tips. The undersides of the hind wings are grey to yellow. The caterpillar is a dull green colour with light stripes on the sides. |
|Adult Autographa gamma reach wingspans of 35 - 40 mm. Their forewings are grey to dark grey and have a dark marking. In the mid-wing area is a bright marking shaped like a bent "Y". The hindwings are greyish-brown with dark edges. The silver Y has a very long proboscis and can suck nectar out from deep flower calyx. The caterpillars, which are up to 25 mm in length, are light green and have a pattern of fine bright lines on their back. |
|Adult Tipula oleracea reach body lengths of up to 26 mm. The body is grey and brown in colour. The pronotum is dark and the wings are more or less transparent with a brick red front edge. The abdomen of the males is thicker at the end and ochre to yellow-grey in colour. The females have an ovipositor at the end of their abdomens. The long legs of Tipula oleracea are stilt like in shape. Tipula oleracea cannot sting. |
|The orange tip has a wingspan of 35-50 mm. The upper sides of the wings of both sexes are white. The outermost part of the forewings is grey to black-grey in the females, and orange in the males. This orange mark is characteristic of the species hence their name In the centre of the upper side of the forewings is a black spot, which is somewhat smaller on the males. The colouring of the unders...|
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