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Torphins invertebrates

Sawflies and wood wasps in and around Torphins Wood, Scotland

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- ground beetles 1
- ground beetles 2
- burying beetles
- beetles 1
- beetles 2
- beetles 3
- springtails
- earwigs
- flies
- hoverflies
- true bugs
- bumblebees
- bees
- ants
- wasps
- saw flies and wood wasps
- butterflies
- butterflies 2
- butterflies and moths 2
- moths
- moths 2
- moths 3
- lacewings etc.
- dragonflies and damselflies
- scorpion flies
- stoneflies
- caddis flies
- lice
Slugs and snails
Worms and leeches
Millipedes and centipedes
- spiders 1
- spiders 2
- spiders 3
- harvestmen
- mites
- ticks etc.
- woodlice
- water fleas
- cyclops

Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the human population there go to Torphins.org.

Rhodogaster viridis, adult saw fly

Rhodogaster viridis, adult sawfly

Quite common, larvae eat a wide variety of leaves. Adults fly from May to August.

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sawfly larva, Symphyta

Symphyta, Sawflies

Larva found eating plants, adults tend to be found around flowers during the warmer months.

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Wood wasp Urocercus gigas

Urocercus gigas, Wood wasp or Horntail

Adults are seen on sunny days in summer in or near coniferous woods.

Adult body length is 12 - 44 mm.

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