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Sep 23, 2013 11:16 AM

Wheat field Invertebrate Identification

Dear Nature Plus,

 

I have recenty been completing a study investigating invetebrates in a lowland wheatfield. Now that I have samples I am trying to identify the range of species down to order and in some cases families. I would be very greatful if I could have some help on the identification of this particular specimen:

 

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Information about the location:

The surveys took place once a month between july and september in a lowland arable farm in Essex. The pitfall traps were placed between a hawthorn/blackthorn hedgerow and a wheat field. Half of the samples were from a 1 year old wildflower buffer strip. In a  flower survey I found this contained mostly false oat, with some meadow thistle, wild carrot, ribwort plantain, birds foot trefoil, smaller cats tail, scentless mayweed and yarrow.

 

Thanks,

 

Melissa

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