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picman

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Green bug .. good or bad ?
« on: June 11, 2018, 13:19:42 »
I saved this insect from a watery grave.. not sure of its identity ...  was about 1cm long and bright green... 

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Green bug .. good or bad ?
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Re: Green bug .. good or bad ?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 13:33:47 »
Maybe a lacewing, they eat aphids if it is.

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Re: Green bug .. good or bad ?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 13:34:48 »

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Re: Green bug .. good or bad ?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 14:18:15 »
Thanks but it looked more waspish ?  I've not seen anything like before

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Re: Green bug .. good or bad ?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 16:16:52 »
I think its a caddis fly. Could it just have emerged from your pond? as they spend their nymph stage as a favoured trout snack!
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Re: Green bug .. good or bad ?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 16:25:44 »
See if you can find you rescued insect from these:

https://www.naturespot.org.uk/

There are a lot to look through.

A preliminary glance on the sawfly pages threw up Cephus nigrinus

https://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19410

https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/cephus-nigrinus

I don't think it is an exact match not least because it is listed as a stem boring insect. (although that may refer to its larva of course)

I doubt it is a garden nasty otherwise we would be able to recognise it better. :happy7:

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Re: Green bug .. good or bad ?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2018, 18:14:40 »
Thanks Ed  . This seems to be the nearest ... https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/rhogogaster-chlorosoma   A green sawfly ! should have let it drowned  ( in the water butt) 

 

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