They've buzzed, flapped and flitted their way through the last 12 weeks, so what's your favourite? A picture can be found here for each species, so just click on their name to remind yourself of what they look like: Wheat-stem borer, Grizzled skipper, Bee beetle, Keeled skimmer, Winter gnat, Double kidney, Purple Emperor, Churchyard beetle, Horntail, Downy Emerald, Cleg-fly, Bilberry pug moth. Poll closes on the 13th, so get voting. If you have photos and/or stories about any of your favourites, do let us know.Have fun!Claire
Had to be Purple Emperor as it is a) the only one I worked out and b) is a major 'want to see', I have seen one as a child but it is a dim memory, it was in a woodland somewhere in the south and the same day that I saw dippers and a kingfisher.
Bee beetle for me! One I've always wanted to find!!
"All weeds are flowers, once you get to know them" (Eeyore)
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No fans of the Winter gnat out there ? :)
Hi Claire, Sorry this is nothing about any of the above, but I have Ladybirds breeding in my front garden. They hatch out of their lava and are an orange colour very shinny and wet, when they dry off they seem to turn red with 2 black spots then fly away. I have still got 6 waiting to hatch up to now. I just love them they are facinating.
Ladybirds are insects so they count Ragdoll, so don't worry. They are fascinating little critters as well, I always keep my eyes peeled for them, especially amongst nettles!
Grizzled Skipper for me - I just love the name!
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Results tomorrow, so still time to vote!
Thanks to all of you who voted... the winner is PURPLE EMPEROR! I am stunned that no-one voted for the Cleg-fly... stunned :)
Lol! They do have gorgeous eyes!
If you enjoyed this quiz and the poll, don't forget it's National Insect week from the 25 June to 1 July, 2012! Take a look at the website here: