This video from the USA is called A Red Palm Weevil in Virginia Beach.
On 28 July 2014, Dries Mulder found a beetle in Haaften in the Netherlands.
It turned out to be a red palm weevil. That species had never been seen in the Netherlands before.
This video is about Dutch butterflies.
On 1, 2, and 3 August 2014, there will be a national garden butterfly count in the Netherlands.
This is a slow food video for patient viewers: a snail feeding on a leaf in the Netherlands.
Anneke Koster made the video.
This video from the USA says about itself:
L.A. Gently Weeps As George Harrison Tree Is Felled By Beetles
22 July 2014
A local official said on Tuesday that a tree planted in memorial to late Beatles guitarist George Harrison following his death in Los Angeles in 2001 has been killed by bark beetles amid California’s epic drought. The pine tree, which was dedicated with a plaque to Harrison at the head of a hiking trail in the city’s Griffith Park, was among a number of trees that have succumbed to the beetles this year. City Councilman, Tom LaBonge said he expects to see a new tree planted in remembrance of Harrison in the fall.
From the Los Angeles Times in the USA:
George Harrison Memorial Tree killed … by beetles; replanting due
By Randy Lewis
July 21, 2014
In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because the original tree died as the result of an insect infestation.
Yes, the George Harrison Tree was killed by beetles.
Except for the loss of tree life, Harrison likely would have been amused at the irony. He once said his biggest break in life was getting into the Beatles; his second biggest was getting out.
The sapling went in, unobtrusively, near the observatory with a small plaque at the base to commemorate the former Beatle, who died in 2001, because he spent his final days in Los Angeles and because he was an avid gardener for much of his adult life.
This video from Britain is called Grayling Butterflies, Hipparchia semele.
This summer, graylings are the most common butterflies: hundreds were seen.
About dragonflies, they write:
Not only for birds the water tank below the tower is useful. For dragonflies it is interesting, because between 1 and 11 July here almost daily ruddy darters metamorphosed from larva to adult. Based on the number of counted and collected larva skins at least 48 individuals emerged from the shallow water. Special, they all came from such a small pond! Reproduction of dragonflies on Rottumerplaat is known from only a few species. On 5 and 6 July, a strong southerly winds brought large numbers of dragonflies to the island. This were mainly various types of darters, including the nationally rare yellow-winged darter, of which one female was observed. We have also seen an emperor dragonfly a few times.
This video says about itself:
Scarce Tortoiseshell Feeds on Oak Sap ヒオドシチョウがミズナラ樹液を吸汁
9 February 2014
A Scarce Tortoiseshell (aka Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell; Nymphalis xanthomelas japonica, family Nymphalidae) feeding on the fermenting sap of an oak tree (Quercus crispula, family Fagaceae). October 2013 in Japan.
Translated from the Dutch Vlinderstichting entomologists:
July 14, 2014
This week a butterfly species entered our country which had never been seen before in the Netherlands: the scarce tortoiseshell. This involves dozens of individuals. This species was initially unnoticed because it is very similar to another one: the large tortoiseshell. An expert from the Butterfly Foundation discovered that many sightings of large tortoiseshells reported since late last week were incorrect. It was in all cases the scarce tortoiseshell.
Usually, this species, new for the Netherlands, lives much further to the east.
This video from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Vincent Bouman on his balcony in Amsterdam-South has four birch bird houses. One of them is now the home of a wasp family.