IMG_0898 - caterpillar of some kind, think moth? Any particular named insect would be good. c.10mm
IMG_0902 & IMG_0904 - think these could possibly be beetle larvae??? Please identify a name if poss. They were various sizes - from <1mm to 10mm.
IMG_0906 - some sort of fly - female with ovipositor? OR is that a stinger???
IMG_0413 - beetle larvae - is this the ear wig larvae or other???
These were found on the Dorset heaths when out minibeasting with school groups (also found a snake fly - which are really cool!)
Many thanks in advance for your recognition - without you I would be none-the-wiser and still Googling
906 - definitely a scorpion fly (order mecoptera), probably Panorpa communis but there are some similar rarer species.
0898 - vapourer moth caterpillar
0413 - I suspect this is a carabid or staphylinid larva but I'm not sure.
906 - Awesome, thanks for identifying Scorpion fly and clearly that's a male described as having large genitals to clasp the female - fantastic facts for kids! It was found dead - so perhaps mating went rather awry! BUT had a look for Scorpion fly larva on Google images - and we did find some on the ground which is ace as I just called them caterpillars... Spot on answer - thanks again
898 - fantastic - thanks, it's amazing how the vapourer moth does not have any similar colourations or patterns - it is a fabulous caterpillar!
413 - that is tricky to notice distinct differences. Thanks for the suggestions - and I've now learnt the Devil's Coach horse is a rove beetle known as staphylindae and carabid are all ground beetles (where "the larva are not well documented...and even experts are unable to identify to species level" - well that's a relief!!!) - I'll call it 'beetle larva' which is all encompassing...
You are a star for idenitfying those *** many thanks ***
That looks like the lace webbed spider - was it found indoors or outdoors; usually Amaurobius similis is indoors and Amaurobius fenestralis is outside.
You may like to post this in the main discussion forum - as I'm a bit dubious - but looks like lace webbed spider due to the back colourations and markings.