This video from England says about itself:
2 September 2015
This is a rare species in Britain, first recorded there in 1949.
Monday, August 24th, 2015
During an inventory of the Drents-Friese Wold no fewer than five species of springtails, new for our country, were found. Also 19 species that had not been previously reported for Friesland province and 15 species that had not been reported for the province of Drenthe. With this finding, the number of species of springtails occurring in the Netherlands is 249! Members of the Dutch Entomological Society, where insects lovers meet each other, identified last summer 1329 species of insects and other invertebrates in different areas of the Drents-Friese Wold. Recently an article was published about the insects of the Drents-Friese Wold near Appelscha in Entomologische Berichten.
The five species, new for the Netherlands, are: Ceratophysella scotica, Isotomurus unifasciatus, Pachyotoma crassicauda, Isotoma caerulea and Proisotoma subminuta.
From Wildlife Extra:
Insect thought extinct found in Edinburgh
Mike Smith, Buglife intern says: “Finding the lacewing has been a really exciting start to my project and now we know that it’s not extinct, we can start learning more about it.
“We think it might live on Wood Sage but we’re not sure and so we need to investigate further to make sure that this rare Scottish insect has everything it needs to survive.”
Colin Plant, the national recorder for lacewings, who confirmed the identification, says: “The rediscovery of the Bordered Brown Lacewing in Edinburgh is really good news for biodiversity.
“The discovery gives hope that other rare invertebrates might still be hanging on in areas where their micro-habitats still remain.
“The ongoing campaign by Buglife to preserve habitats remains key to the long term survival of a huge range of invertebrates.”
Further work will now be done to work out how healthy the population at Arthur’s Seat is, as well as searching other old sites where the lacewing had been found previously.
Nida Al-Fulaij, Grants Manager at PTES, which has been supporting the internship, says: “It’s really important to support and nurture the next generation of conservation scientists and biologists here in the UK.
“Mike Smith, who discovered the specimen as part of his intern project, has shown what can be achieved by an enthusiastic and dedicated young researcher when given the backing and guidance they need.”
According to the Dutch entomologists of EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten & andere ongewervelden today, this species had disappeared from Dutch river banks 79 ago because of pollution. In 1936, the last mayfly was seen where once there had been millions of them.
After the river water had become cleaner, in 1991 the first mayfly larva was found again in the Netherlands. Now, they are getting more numerous in some places along Dutch rivers. The adults are seen only in August.
This video says about itself:
2 October 2010
Owing to the risk of inbreeding depression, the evolution of inbreeding avoidance by means of kin recognition is expected for many biological systems. Nevertheless, an ability to distinguish among relatives and non-relatives has been only rarely demonstrated, especially so in non-social organisms.
We here show that, in the non-social tropical butterfly Bicyclus anynana, females discriminate against relatives by preferentially mating with non-relatives. Inbreeding avoidance was more pronounced in inbred as compared with outbred butterflies, suggesting that it is partly condition dependent. We argue that, in our system, the evolution of inbreeding avoidance is related to carrying a high genetic load and thus to being particularly sensitive to inbreeding depression.
This video shows a ladybug couple mating on a compost container in the Netherlands.
Pieter Vonk made this video.
On 1 August 2015, after the earlier flowers and bees of the botanical garden then, to the Victoria amazonica hothouse. This giant water lily species did not have a flower yet, but it did have a bud, as this photo shows.
But there were not only adults. This species reproduces here, so there were young ones on that tree as well, like this one.
This photo shows the smallest one of the new generation of giant prickly stick insects, while feeding.