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|Face Fly - Phaonia subventa|
|Face Fly - Phaonia subventa belong to the order Diptera and to the family Muscida. This species is widespread throughout Europe. These flies reach body lengths of 6-8 mm. The upper part of their scutellum is grey, the lower part, orange. Their abdomen is reddish-yellow and has a black dorsal stripe.|
|Adult Pyrrhosoma nymphula reach body lengths of 35 - 45 mm. Their bodies are bright red in colour. They have compound eyes. In the males, the upper part of the eyes is red in colour, while the lower part is whitish to yellow. In the females the eye colouration is paler. The thorax has black markings on its upper surface and on the sides. Young specimens of both sexes have yellow to bright red stripes on the surface of the middle segment of the thora...|
|...ents are fused together and can therefore be poorly differentiated from each other, appear to consist of 5 segments. The compound eyes of the males are very large and hairy and are positioned very closely together on the top of the head. . The upper part of their facets eyes consists of large facets since the lower part consists of small individual eyes (Ocelli). The female Bibio clavipes have much smaller eyes than the males. Their eyes are pure compound eyes and are hairless.
The front wings are colourless but have dark markings on their edges. The females ha...|
|The body of the bee - as normally is the case with all insects - comprises three parts: head, chest, abdomen. The facial features include - eyes, two sensors which serve as a nose, mouth and mouth parts comprising two strong mandibles (jaws) and a proboscis. There are two pairs of thin wings and six legs attached to the chest. But the largest part of the body, the yellow-black ‘ringed’ abdomen with the poisonous sting, is the hallmark of the bee. Bee species with poisonous stings are part of the Aculeata group. |
|Hoverflies (Syrphidae) are a family of the order Diptera. There are 500 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.|
|...ies enormously. They can look similar to wasps, but they are not dangerous and have no sting. This mimicry protects them from their enemies. The body shape of the hoverfly varies from long and thin to compact. Some species are hairy. The front part of the head is shaped like a muzzle and the mouth parts are designed for sucking up liquid food such as nectar and for chewing pollen. Hoverflies have distinctive markings on their forewings. |
|...e of this, is a thick line of hair which the bee uses to brush off pollen remains. Pollen is transported to the hive in "baskets" made out of an arrangement of hairs, also located on the hind legs. Like all bees, the honey bee has mouth parts, which can lap up sweet plant secretions (nectar and honeydew). Nectar is transported in part of the stomach called the "honey stomach". Other bees on the same level in the hive are supplied with nectar by this bee.
|Liocoris tripustulatus belong to the family of capsid bugs. This bug is widespread throughout the Palearctic - region comprising Eurasia north of the Himalayas, together with North Africa and the temperate part of the Arabian peninsula. They got their name because of their appearance and their preference for nettles.|
|The Firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus) is one of the Pyrrhocoridae. It is found in Central Europe, and throughout the palearctic (region comprising Eurasia north of the Himalayas, together with North Africa and the temperate part of the Arabian peninsula).|
|Excretions of other insects (honeydew of lice), nectar, seeds, fruit or pollen, in addition to many parts of plants also form part of their diet. Driver ants prey on other insects and animals. Some species are scavengers and feed on the excreta of other insects. Others collect seeds, grow mushrooms or dig tunnels into the nests of other insects to steal their breeds and to feed...|