Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Giant house spider

Garden watch week 6

Garden watch week 6

Documenting our garden wildlife 1 species at a time while under lockdown in the Uk. It’s getting very difficult now, not only to find a new species every day, but also to photograph it, and name it. You’ll see for day 42 I’ve come up with a complete blank for an ID. Any help would be appreciated if you know what it is. Best guess so far is a Sawfly or an Ichneumon wasp.

Will update if and when I find out

42 days, 42 pictures.

Week 6

Day 36 – Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Early bumblebee
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Early bumblebee

Day 37 – Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Willow warbler
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Willow warbler

Day 38 – Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Garden bumblebee
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Garden bumblebee

Day 39 – Azure damselfly (Coenagrion puella)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Azure damselfly
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Azure damselfly

Day 40 – Giant house spider (Eratigena atrica)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Giant house spider
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Giant house spider

Day 41 – White lipped snail (Cepaea hortensis)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - White-lipped snail
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – White-lipped snail

Day 42 – Sawfly/Ichneumon wasp? (No idea)

Sawfly/Ichneumon wasp
Sawfly or Ichneumon wasp. Day 42 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Species list

Early bumblebee, Willow warbler, Garden bumblebee, Azure damselfly, Giant house spider, White lipped snail, Sawfly/Ichneumon wasp

Total count up to now

Greenfinch, Starling, House sparrow, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Reed bunting, Robin, Slow-worm, Magpie, Bluetit, Rough woodlouse, Dunnock, Common frog, Speckled wood butterfly, Great tit, Holly blue butterfly, Tapered drone fly, Grey squirrel, Feral pigeon, Nursery web spider, Red fox, Honey bee, Blackbird, Peacock butterfly, Large red damselfly, Wood pigeon, Common toad, Small white butterfly, Yellow dung fly, Chaffinch, Collared dove, Queen Median wasp, Garden snail, Red admiral butterfly, Rhingia campestris hoverfly, Early bumblebee, Willow warbler, Garden bumblebee, Azure damselfly, Giant house spider, White lipped snail, Sawfly/Ichneumon wasp

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