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A new revised section
|We are pleased to be able to devote time and to feature some interesting insects found locally throughout Kinson.|
Many are very common and easily found, others are much rarer.
If you have taken any insect photographs, we would be pleased to feature them on our website.
Araneidae - Orb-web spiders
|This is a member of this group,which is very common locally, especially in grassy places in the summer and autumn.|
This photograph has been enlarged to reveal more details.
|This hover fly visits local gardens and can also be observed on the Kinson Common, from May to October.|
|This is a common Kinson squash bug which feeds on docks and sorrels.|
It is a very special bush-cricket which inhabits the Kinson Common Local Nature Reserve.
Re-appearance of the Wasp Spider
|Their re-appearance on the Kinson Common and at Millhams Mead caused much interest in 2003 and continues to do so each summer and autumn.|
A close-up of this species underside is shown. In the grasslands where it lives, it is not always easy to spot.
Photographed while enjoying the late summer sunshine.
A common feature in and around local boglands in Kinson. This photograph features a female cricket.
|A very common hover fly throughout the Kinson district.|
Wasp Spider with prey
|On a fine sunny summer`s morning in Kinson, lunchtime looms again. As always, as can be seen in this photograph, another grasshopper.|
It is a very common leaf eating bug throughout Kinson. This adult`s colours will fade in the winter and when it emerges again in the spring, it will become a brighter green once more.
It is well distributed on heaths and boglands locally, especially on the Kinson Common.
A bogland spider
|Enjoying the full benefit of the autumn sunshine.|
|A wasp at rest on foliage by a stream bank on the Kinson Common.|
Another bogland spider
|This time, one with a beautiful reddish-brown colouration. It was found less than a metre away from two female wasp spiders and a tiny frog nestling in moss by a bog pool.|
|These photographs show males looking for female companions during their breeding season in early winter. Very abundant on the Kinson Common.|
|These surface-living bugs are very well distributed around bog-pools on the Kinson Common throughout the year.|
Common Darter (female)
|A common dragonfly which can be observed on the Kinson Common, also at Millhams Mead and Longham.|
|Coccinella 7-punctata L.|
A leaf beetle
|This is a close up view of Gastrophysa viridula.|
Photograph taken on the south side of Millhams Mead.
Nursery web spider
Well distributed through the Kinson region.
|Paederus littoralis Grav.|
|Propylea 14-punctata (L).|
|Photographed near Longham during the springtime.|
Devil`s coach horse
|Latin name, Ocypus olens Mueller.|
Often recorded on the Kinson Common and at Millhams Mead.
Phosphuga atrata (L.)
|Photographed during the springtime on the Kinson Common Local Nature reserve.|
Large Red Damselfly
|A robust and common species which we photographed on a bright sunny morning near Millhams. Also present in good numbers on the Kinson Common.|
|A common species on the Kinson Common during the spring and summer seasons.|
|Photographed at Millhams in early spring.|
|Photographed at Millhams Mead in late May.|
|This brilliant green chafer is well distributed throughout Kinson and is often a common sight in local gardens during the warmer seasons.|
| Photographed at Millhams Mead Local Nature Reserve in late May.|
Keeled Orthetrum (female)
|Photographed near a bog pool on the Kinson Common.|
6 spot Burnet moth
|A day flying moth photographed in Dragonfly Hollow on the Kinson Common.|
|Photographed on willowherb in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common.|
Mother Shipton moth
|Photographed in grassland at Millhams Mead.|
|In the case of Coenagrionidae, heart-shaped.|
|Photographed at Millhams Mead in late summer.|
|Dolomedes fimbriatus. Photographed in Dragonfly Hollow on the Kinson Common, summer 2006.|
Ruddy Darter (male)
|Photographed near Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common, summer 2006.|
|Resting on foliage beside the Dorset Stour at Millhams Mead Local Nature Reserve, 23rd May, 2006.|
Scarce Chaser (female)
|Libellula fulva. Photographed at Millhams Mead Local Nature Reserve, 23rd May, 2006.|
Pale Crab Spider
|With a hover fly in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common. Summer 2008.|
|Out-and-about in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common. Summer 2008.|
Roesel`s Bush-cricket in Kinson in 2009
|Photographed and recorded using gps on Kinson Common Local Nature Reserve in August 2009. Previosly observed during the annual orchid survey on the same Kinson reserve.|
Roesel`s Bush-cricket in Kinson in 2010
|A male photographed in the Kinson region of Bournemouth on 27th June 2010.|
Wasp Spider with a Roesel`s Bush cricket
|Photographed in Kinson, Dorset, on 31st July 2010.|
|A beautiful day-flying moth which was present in central Kinson, Bournemouth, during September of 2010. |
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