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Cowbane (Cicuta virosa)

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Sp? on Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

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Alder Tongue (Taphrina aldi)

A fungal plant pathogen that produces chemically induced distortion of female catkins

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Sp? on Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

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Ferruginous Bee-grabber (Sicus ferrugneus)

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A darkling beetle Diaperis boleti

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Carabus granulatus

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Willow Tarspot (Rhytisma salicinum)

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Small yellow disco on Bracken and the black dots are something else.

To be confirmed

This was found to be Hyaloscypha flaveola

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Pale Brittlestem (Candolleomyces candolleanus)

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Rust? on ?

Ustilago striiformis on Purple Small-reed (Calamogrostis canescens)

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Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii) with very pale spots

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Oak Bush Cricket? (Meconema thalassinum)

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Caddisfly Sp?

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Common Maze Gill (Datronia mollis)

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Cranefly Sp?

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Deer Fly Sp?

Splayed Deerfly (Chrysops caecutiens)

Although the wing pattern is not clear on these images.

Thanks Rob

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Fungus attacked Cranefly

Marsh Cranefly (Tipula oleracea) attacked by the fungus Entomophaga tipulae

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Neoerysiphe geranii

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Golden Crust Fungus (Botryobasidium aureum)

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Green Colonel (Oplodontha viridula)

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Fiscidea lightfootii

Not the best of images but the second image clearly shows the UV reaction of this particular Lichen

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Green Leafy Lichen ?

Cladonia conicraea

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Leiobunum rotundum

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Helophilus hybridus ♂︎ ?

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A Hop Mildew (Podosphaera macularis)

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Rough-leaved Hydrangea (Hydrangea aspera)

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Hyphomyctes Sp?

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The Cypress Knee

Swamp Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Despite many theories it is still not known why the trees have knees.

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Lecanora sulphurea with Lecanora pannonica

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Tephromela atra

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Birch Catkin Bug (Kleidocerys resedae)?

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Lichenicolous fungi on Physcia adscendens

Zyzygomyces physciacearum

from

Irish Lichens


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Lichenicolous fungus

on

?

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Peniophora limitata

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Longhorn Beetle Sp

Four-banded Longhorn Beetle (Leptura quadrifasciata)

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Mosquito Sp?

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Mycena Sp?

Mycena corynephora - much like the commoner M tenerrima but without a basal pad.

Thanks to TL

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Norfolk Hawker (Aeshna isoscles)

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Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)

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Seen growing on the Royal Fern.

An early version of Bracken Map or something different?

Stewart confirmed this was something different.

Leptostroma osmundicola

Under the microscope it looked nothing like Bracken Map, pycnidia erupting through striate black patches.

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Bracken Map (Rhopographus filicinus) for comparison.

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Pantaloon Bee ♀︎ (Dasypoda hirtirpes) hunkering well down in an Evening Primrose (Oenanthera biennis)

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A huddle of Parent Bugs (Elasmucha grisea)

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Passion Flower (Passiflora caerulea)

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Marsh Pennywort (Hydroctyle vulgaris) flowers

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Opilio canestrinii

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Hemp-agrimony Plume (Adaina microdactyla gall.

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Dialonectria diatrypicola growing on Daitrype bullata

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Hypoxylon howeianum

Amazing growth patterns

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Remote Sedge (Carex remota)

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Floating Crystalwort (Riccia fluitans)

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Jointed Rush (Juncus articulatus) ?

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Common Yellow Sedge (Crex demissa)

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Sp?

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Slime Mold Sp

Stemonitis axifera

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Big Smokey Bracket (Bjerkandera fumosa)

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Caucasian Wingnut (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)

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Southern Hawker♂︎(Aeshna cyanea) with friends??

@Migrantdragons commented these were biting midges (Forcipomyia paludis), which are quite local in Britain.

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A gelatinous mass on a twig in a dyke?

Rather wonderful

Turns out to be a Freshwater Bryozoan

which may be Cristatella mucedo

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@BrianE_Cambs is working on it. (Thank you)

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Stictus arundinaceae on dead Reed Stem (Phragmites australis)?

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Camarasporum oreades on dead leaf - Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)

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Taphrina tosquinetii on living leaf - Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

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Tuberous Polypore (Polyporus tuberaster)

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Velvet Rollrim (Tapinella atromentosa)

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Five-banded Weevil Wasp ♀︎(Cerceris quinquefasciata)

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Yellow-tail Moth (Euproctis similis)

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Yukka Leafspot (Coniothyrium concentricum)?

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Collared Parachute (Marasmius rotula)

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Southern Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa)

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Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

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Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudocorus)

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Cypress-leaved Plait-Moss (Hypnum cupressiforme)


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Water Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)

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Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

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Royal fern (Osmunda regalis)

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Ruby-tailed Wasp Sp?

Chrysis Sp within the ignata group.

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Willow Gall Sp?

Likely Eupontania pedunculi gall (Sawfly gall) on Goat Willow

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Tooth-thighed Hoverfly (Tropidia scita)

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Marsh Valerian (Valeriana dioica)

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Yellow Water-lily (Nuphar lutea)

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