Friday, 29 April 2011

Beloved Bugs?

A report from a Sustain survey suggests that 'the Ladybird' (which one and one assumes the respondants can distinguish a Harlequin beetle?) is the most appreciated UK insect whereas 'the Wasp' (again, which one?) is the most hated (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/04/29/the-ladybird-is-our-best-loved-bug-115875-23093268/). Personally, I quite like this Ichneumon fly (Netelia testaceus) that strayed into my kitchen last night.

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