The Odd Couple

By KarenFB
Two images this evening. The first, about an inch long, (brought indoors accidently on the washing) I have no idea and the second (Captured in Exeter beside a slow running river) I think is an Alder Fly. If you know, I'd love to hear from you! Grin

Tags: Bugs Flies Caddis fly Alder fly Wildlife and nature Things with wings

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two good captures Karen


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a great pair well captured

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 9:30PM
Hi Karen,
Spot on with the ID of V2 - The short wing veins on the edge of the fore wing are the give away

V1? Could be a variation of Micromus Angulatus

2 very nice close up shots,well captured.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 10:21PM
Two superb pictures Karen, but as to ID I have no idea.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
2 May 2014 10:21PM
no Idea what no 1 is but a very fascinating and well detailed shot!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 May 2014 3:57AM
Both very good detailed captures.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
3 May 2014 6:46AM
Thanks everyone! Smile

Quote:Spot on with the ID of V2 - The short wing veins on the edge of the fore wing are the give away

V1? Could be a variation of Micromus Angulatus


Thank you Adrian, for your suggestion. I'm not totally convinced it is of that family (though one site did say "The genus Micromus is one of most diverse hemerobiid brown lacewing in the world"). All the images I found had see through wings, this one didn't have see through wings (nor where they 'dusty' like a butterfly or moth). An odd creature, it looks like it'll have to stay a mystery! Smile
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
3 May 2014 8:41AM
Good pictures whatever they are.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
3 May 2014 8:26PM
I think I've found it!!

Quote:The caddisflies are an order, Trichoptera, of insects with approximately 12,000 described species. Also called sedge-flies or rail-flies, they are small moth-like insects having two pairs of hairy membranous wings.

It looks like it's a Caddisfly! Smile
3 May 2014 8:54PM
wonderful captures as a fisherman i'd say v1 is a caddis fly
IshanPathak 4 202 12 India
4 May 2014 6:25AM
2 Splendid sets of images Smile

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
4 May 2014 7:08AM
Thank you Steve and Ishan! Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 May 2014 7:15PM
Two cracking close ups of these tiny critters Karen, when I saw your title I thought you'd had the Osmant's round for tea and we were going to be treated to some portraits of Ade and Sue!BlushWinkGrin
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
6 May 2014 7:03AM
Thanks Ed (*Chortle*)!!
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
8 May 2014 11:08AM
Only just fell over these 2 images Karen, but you're right with the ID on both counts. Hopefully now things are slowly getting sorted with the new home our old friendly rivalry in the ID stakes will surface again. Hope all is well in your world, be careful whose over your shoulder when you're out with your cameras now mind, if whoever it is casts an almighty shadow, it just be me! Tongue
Two solid images here btw, regards....Ade Wink
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
8 May 2014 12:00PM
Lol! Thanks Ade! Smile
18 May 2014 2:05PM
Love macro shot's theirs another world all around us
and a lot we just don't see Beautiful !! SmileSmileSmile

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