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Useful Reference Links

Because I bookmark so many sites, then can't easily find them again, I'm going to list here sites which I find useful regarding subjects relating to my blog, such as bee identification, foodstuffs of butterfly larvae, wildflower identification and similar. I'll just keep adding to it, and I hope it will prove useful for others too.

Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/index.php

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/foodplants.php

http://ukmoths.org.uk/

http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/

http://www.eurobutterflies.com/index.php

http://www.hantsmoths.org.uk/flying_tonight.php 


Bees (Hymenoptera)

Bumble Bee identification guide at Natural History Museum site

http://www.bumblebee.org/index.html


Bugs (Hemiptera)

http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/gallery.html


Damselflies and Dragonflies (Odonata)

https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/odonata/species-and-identification/

http://www.dragonflypix.com/checklist.html


General

http://www.buglife.org.uk/

Excellent photographs of all sorts of insects to help with ID (in English!):
http://www.tuin-thijs.com/zweefvliegen-engels.htm

Another similar site with excellent photos:
http://www.gardensafari.net/


Orchids

Britain and Ireland and some European species:
https://www.first-nature.com/flowers/~wildorchids.php

Orchids in the Aude dept in France:
https://www.audeclaire.org/biodiversit%C3%A9/orchid%C3%A9es-de-l-aude/


Plant Identification
https://identify.plantnet.org/

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