Insects & other Arthropods David A Kendall   BSc PhD
E-Mail: kendalluk@aol.com
Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)

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IDENTIFICATION
of
BRITISH INSECTS

Hazel Leaf-roller Weevil
Hazel Leaf-roller Weevil (Apoderus coryli)

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Image(s) should be sent to kendalluk@aol.com, with details of locality (post code or place name), date of the find, approximate size of the specimen, etc. Information about the circumstances of the find may help identification. Please note that precise identification from a photograph may not be possible since many insects require microscopic examination in order to determine their species. Determination will also depend on image quality. My conclusions and comments will be returned by e-mail, usually within 2-3 days. This service is only for educational use or personal interest.

P.S. I may request the free use of photographs submitted for identification, with an appropriate attribution, in order to further illustrate and expand the reference pages of this website (see the page listing below). Please indicate clearly in your email if you wish images not to be copied and used for this purpose.

RECOGNITION OF BRITISH INSECTS & OTHER ARTHROPODS

The arthropod Phylum (Arthropoda) consists of four major groups or Classes of animals: the Insecta (insects), the Arachnida (spiders, mites, etc.), the Myriapoda (millipedes, centipedes, etc.) and the Crustacea (crabs, lobsters, shrimps, woodlice, etc.). In addition there are several minor Classes. Full details of all these groups can be found on the Classification of Arthropods page. Some of the sub-divisions (Orders) of the major arthropod Classes are listed below, each linked to a page describing the general characteristics of the group, with photographs illustrating typical examples of the British fauna (mainly the more common species frequently found in homes, gardens, parks and hedgerows). Image captions include body-length (b.) or wing-span (w.), as a guide to size.

Class INSECTA Class MYRIAPODA Class ARACHNIDA Class CRUSTACEA
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David Kendall

Over 40 years formal training and professional experience in biological research. Expertise in many aspects of pure and applied entomology, including insect taxonomy, morphology, behaviour and ecology; crop protection and pest control; insect pollination; habitat management for conservation of beneficial insects; experimental design, field sampling and statistical analysis. Over 200 publications in scientific journals, books, conference proceedings and agricultural magazines.

David Kendall

Graduate and Post-Graduate student at Bristol University (1963-69). Government Research Entomologist at Long Ashton Research Station (1969-95). Independent Consultant, Registered Expert Witness and GCSE Examiner in Biology for the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (1995-2009). Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London (1967-95) and Member of the Association of Applied Biologists (1970-2008). Retired (2009-present).

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