IMG_0260 - Caterpillar found on Ivy in back garden
IMG_0403 - Grub of some kind - quite large - what will this bug turn into?
IMG_0502 - some sort of beetle larvae?
IMG_0669 - what type of fly is this? Or is it a parasitic wasp? Does a parastitic wasp have any distinguishable features?
IMG_0861 - fantastic spider with fantastic antenae - does this little spider have an English name?
All these were found on the heathkands unless otherwise mentioned.
Many thanks once again - as without an ID then this would take hours searching and the description for the young people would just result in "fly" or "caterpillar".
0861 - I think this is Neottiura bimaculatum though I don't know if it's possible to be 100% sure from a photo
0403 - This looks like a leatherjacket, the larva of a crane fly.
669 - Hymenoptera. I'm not sure if it's a sawfly or an ichneumon
Many thanks for your identification; they have certainly pointed me in the right direction.
0861 - yes, looks like Neottiura bimaculatum from a photo that's exactly the same on Flickr, although every other Google image search looks different! Do you know if the male or female has the large antenna, or is it a juvenile?
0403 - yes, definitely a leatherjacket, been told before it's a cranefly - but I guess the size of the leatherjacket just does not compute in my brain to the size of a cranefly - lol
0669 - Crikey, that is difficult one! I think it is a sawfly, as have been reading ichneumon (I'll say parasitic wasp as I cannot pronounce that!) have 16 sections along their long antenna - although without your ID then I would be none the wiser - so thanks for that & for letting me know the scientific name for parasitic wasp
Excellent identification - many thanks