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  • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

    My wife came home with a couple of these recently:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Incognito...75b43a201aa480

    It's a bit like a mini piezo gas lighter and did light our hob gas. It is supposed to inhibit antihistamine release if the zap the bite area. It gave me some relief on a bite several days old.

    It might just be the thing to make a tick let go. Although I have, over many decades, spent thousands of hour where I might pick one up, I have never found one on me.

    Harold

    Personally, although
    The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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    • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

      P1000733 by electric.mike, on Flickr

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      • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

        A Marmalade hoverfly.

        Harold
        The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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        • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

          Two more Marmalade? hoverflies


          P1010066 by electric.mike, on Flickr


          P1010054 by electric.mike, on Flickr

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          • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

            Cracking shots, Mike, especially the second one.

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            • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

              Originally posted by mik View Post
              Two more Marmalade? hoverflies
              Yes.

              By the way, lots of hoverflies and wasps on ivy flowers now.

              Harold
              The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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              • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                Larva of Buff-tip Moth Phalera bucephala

                I came across a colony in a wood during a fungus survey in 2017. I was convinced that I had posted the images but they were still stored only as RAW files.

                As far as I recall, there were a dozen or more larvae, of which I seem to have photographed only one.

                The stereos are crosseye.

                Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f9 or f11, hand-held.

                Harold

















                The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                  Originally posted by alfbranch View Post
                  Jon
                  Buy a tick remover (or set) they really work
                  Nah - they're for wimps!

                  (I've actually got a set I carry in the car!)


                  Jim

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                  • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                    A good ticking off is all that is needed.

                    Harold
                    The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                    • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                      No idea what it is or how to start looking.


                      P1010111 by electric.mike, on Flickr

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                      • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                        Originally posted by mik View Post
                        No idea what it is or how to start looking.
                        Woodlouse Porcellio scaber.

                        Harold
                        The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                        • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                          Originally posted by alfbranch View Post
                          Jon
                          Buy a tick remover (or set) they really work
                          When my dogs got ticks after frolicking in the long grass (!) I was advised to cover the tick in butter. Apparently that suffocates them. It certainly worked....
                          Mark Johnson

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                          • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                            Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
                            When my dogs got ticks after frolicking in the long grass (!) I was advised to cover the tick in butter. Apparently that suffocates them. It certainly worked....
                            Salted or unsalted?

                            Harold
                            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                            • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                              Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
                              Salted or unsalted?

                              Harold
                              Mark Johnson

                              My Sailing Page

                              My Flickr

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                              • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                                Originally posted by mik View Post
                                No idea what it is or how to start looking.


                                P1010111 by electric.mike, on Flickr


                                Sea Slater

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