Friday, 20 April 2012

Insect Cases

When I blogged about my moth and butterfly collection, Helen noticed that there were some strange insect cases in one of the boxes that I hadn't mentioned. I can't remember what they are and there isn't a label in the box. Here is a better picture so that hopefully someone can help identify them for us.

I think they were collected from a rocky riverbank on a hot sunny day at Linton in the Yorkshire Dales, but that's quite a hazy memory so could be wrong!
20 April 2012 at 23:48 , Helen said...

Thanks for posting a better photo Mark. Now that I look at them properly I think they're probably stonefly exuviae. I've never seen one myself - they're wonderful. Thanks again.

21 April 2012 at 14:40 , Scriptor Senex said...

Only Helen could say they were wonderful! I suspect her identification is correct.

24 April 2012 at 05:35 , GB said...

Perhaps interesting is more the word I'd use!

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