- 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

Cepaea nemoralis

Cepaea hortensis, the white lipped hedge snail.

Found in gardens, fields and woodland edges throughout the year.

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Planorbis planorbis ramshorn snail

ramshorn snail eggs, Planorbis planorbis eggs

Planorbis planorbis, ramshorn snail.

Found in overgrown, stagnant pools, muddy ditches throughout the year.

When fully grown it is 14 - 17 mm in diameter.

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Helix aspersa mating

Helix aspersa, the common garden snail

Found on vegetation at night and during wet weather, and understones and in the soil during the day.

Fully grown will reach a height of 25-35 mm and a width of 25-40 mm.

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slug, Arion sp.

Arion sp.

Found year round almost everywhere.

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slug showing pneumostome

Arion ater

Found everywhere all year round.

Adults can reach 20 cm. Young are straw coloured.

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Limax maximus slug

Limax maximus, the Great grey slug.

Found everywhere, especially in compost bins.

Adults can reach 20 cm.

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slug eggs

Slug eggs

Found in compost bins, under plant pots, and other moist places all year round

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