Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - False widow spider

Garden watch week 18

Garden watch week 18

Still hanging on by a thread! 18 weeks photographing a different species on my garden watch every morning with no repetitions, not bad I think considering I thought I’d get around 30 days before I ran out! All of these macro shots are taken on my old Canon 7d and equally old Metz flashgun & 100mm macro. Some are pretty heavily cropped too. Pretty much relying on insect life at the moment as I photographed most of our bird species during the 1st month, there are at least 2 birds that we get as visitors but I’ve yet to pin them down. On the 1st August I was pretty much buzzed by a Sparrowhawk that landed in a tree 20ft away from me, no picture though so had to settle for a bumblebee! Here we go:

Week 18

Day 120 – Blowfly (Lucilia sp.)

Blowfly (Lucilia sp.)
Blowfly Lucilia sp. Day 120 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 121 – Migrant hawker (Aeshna mixta)

Migrant hawker (Aeshna mixta)
Migrant hawker. Day 121 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 122 – Broad centurion soldierfly (Chloromyia formosa)

Broad centurion soldierfly (Chloromyia formosa)
Broad centurion soldierfly. Day 122 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 123 – Rove beetle (Platydracus stercorarius)

Rove beetle (Platydracus stercorarius)
Rove beetle. Day 123 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 124 – False widow spider (Steatoda nobilis)

False widow spider (Steatoda nobilis)
False widow spider. Day 124 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 125 – Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)

Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)
Buff tailed bumblebee. Day 125 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Day 126 – Lygus pratensis

Lygus pratensis
Lygus pratensis. Day 126 of my garden species project while on Covid-19 lockdown in the UK

Species list

Blowfly Lucilia sp., Migrant hawker, Broad centurion soldierfly, Rove beetle, False widow spider, Buff tailed bumblebee, Lygus pratensis

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, Blowfly (Calliphora vicina) Helophilus pendulus hoverfly, Thick legged flower beetle, Cranefly (Nephrotoma quadrifaria) Marmalade hoverfly, Common pond skater, Sawfly (Macrophya annulata), Tachina fera fly, Red lily beetles, Trigonotylus caelestialum, Woundwort shieldbugs, Mangora acalypha spider, Vestal cuckoo bumblebee, Speckled bush cricket, Rhopalus subrufus bug, Herring gull, Dock bug, 14 spot ladybird, Emperor dragonfly, Meadow grasshopper, Common froghopper, Wool-carder bee, Wolf spider, Dichrorampha sequana moth, Poecilobothrus nobilitatus fly, 7 Spot ladybird, Oxyloma elegans snail, Common Green Capsid nymph, Black and yellow longhorn beetle, Large skipper butterfly, Tetragnatha extensa spider, Hairy shieldbug, Gorytes laticinctus wasp, Sicus ferrugineus fly, Wood mouse, White-zoned Furrow Bee, Long tailed tit, Blue tailed damselfly, Yellow slug, Empis opaca fly, Cinnamon bug, Deraeocoris flavilinea bug, Mullein moth caterpillar, Meadow brown butterfly, Common green shieldbug, Harvestman, Marsham’s nomad bee, Greenfly, Long winged cone-head nymph, Pellucid fly, Black slug, Rose chafer beetle, Small black ants, Myathropa florea hoverfly, Rove beetle, Great spotted woodpecker, Gatekeeper butterfly, Enoplognatha latimana spider, Tortoise beetle, 22 Spot ladybird, Common red soldier beetle, Large white butterfly, Garden spider, Ruddy darter, Crab spider, Mint moth, Sphaerophoria scripta hoverfly, Earth worm, Weevil, Cinnabar moth caterpillar, Heterotoma planicornis, Leaf cutter bee, Common wasp, Hornet mimic hoverfly, Large rose sawfly, Vapourer moth caterpillar, Comma butterfly, Blowfly Lucilia sp., Migrant hawker, Broad centurion soldierfly, Rove beetle, False widow spider, Buff tailed bumblebee, Lygus pratensis

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