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The Wonderful Weevil of Oz!
Last week, I was undecided about going to the Devon Bryophyte Group field meeting last Saturday at Brook Manor just outside Buckfastleigh seeing as I have a huge backlog of specimens to attend to and did not really fancy adding to it. That was until Nicola ...

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A Fly That Plays Bad Golf!
“ The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf. It's almost a law .” - H. G. Wells During a recent intense field week in sunny Kent with some wonderful members of the Dipterists Forum there were many superb flies recorded. One target species was fo...

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Supermicro Marvel
The Devon Fungi Group met up on Sunday at Deeper Marsh (Spitchwick Common) near Ashburton. As usual, I collected some invertebrates by way of the trusty sweep net. Whilst sorting the sample back home under the stereo microscope, I noticed a speck of dirt wa...

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A Snazzy Micro Moth.
                      A few days ago, I noticed one of my well watched pots of leaves had a micro moth rapidly crawling all over inside. At first, it was simply a relief not to see a parasitic wasp as they are beyond my identification skills. Closer examina...

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A Christmas Bonus
Firstly, a very Happy New Year to you all from (sometimes sunny) Devon. Trips to the superbly rich and easily accessible Algarvean coast of Portugal have served me well with lots of wonderful species of various orders but one frustratingly eluded me until t...

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The Name Fits.
On the first day of December I happened to be at Home Bargains in Cullompton by way of a snap decision and found this December Moth roosting on the wall. If I was there a day earlier, I doubt I would have seen it. Funny how things work out sometimes. A new ...

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What The Devil?
Thanks to Matt & Nicola, I travelled south on a certainty to Aish Tor near Ashburton and managed to see at least eight fruiting specimens of the spectacularly weird Clathrus archeri with at least a hundred balls ready to fruit scattered about the place. The...

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Panlisters Like Us?
There seems to be a worrying trend developing on Blogger. Despite no new posts from me for at least a week, there were 53 page views this evening. America (including Alaska) showed up on the map as a dark bold green with Russia coming in at a mild green. Th...
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