Queen honeybee’s mating flight, video


This video is about a queen honeybee‘s wedding flight and mating; in slow motion.

See also here.

Tens of thousands of bees chased a woman for nearly two days after she accidently captured the hive’s queen in her car. (The Telegraph)

Flies and processionary caterpillars, video


This video is about tachnid flies, parasites on pine processionary caterpillars.

More about this is here.

Zika disease linked to deforestation


This video from the USA says about itself:

12 February 2016

Evolutionary biologist Robert G. Wallace says Zika is linked to deforestation. We are seeing the reemergence of mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue, yellow fever and malaria.

These two videos are the sequels.

Dutch city wildlife, video


This 12 August 2014 video is about wildlife in and around the Zuidsingel canal in Leiden city in the Netherlands. Including views from a transparent boat, and divers diving.

Mysterious booklice in the Netherlands


This 2013 video says about itself:

Female Badonnelia titei feeding on a dead, dried maggot in a laboratory culture.

Translated from the Dutch entomologists of EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten:

18 January 2016 – Booklice are very little studied due to their small size (smaller than 5 millimeters). In recent years, the attention for these fascinating insects has increased, but it is not yet clear exactly which species occur in our country. For example, recently it was announced that Badonnelia titei lives in various places in our country. …

Badonnelia titei is an exotic species that most likely originates from South America, where they may originally have lived in caves. Oddly enough, the species has never been observed in the wild. It is found in Europe and the USA where it has been imported, in buildings, such as archives, museums and laboratories.

Insects in warm Dutch December


Male common darter dragonfly, photo by L. Tettenborn

Waarneming.nl in the Netherlands reports that in unusually warm December 2015, unusually many crickets and grasshoppers were seen: seven species.

Not only two damselfly species were seen, as usually: common winter damselfly and Siberian winter damselfly; but also (unusually late) adult common darter dragonflies.

Hornets wake up from hibernation, video


This video was made by Ab Wisselink, on 3 December 2015, near Mariënvelde village (Achterhoek region, the Netherlands). Mr Wisselink was photographing fungi. When he lifted an old piece of wood, he unintentionally woke up two hornets from their hibernation. They reacted rather sluggishly. After making the video, Ab Wisselink put the piece of wood back again.