APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland.

Marine arthropod images (Springtails, centipedes, millipedes and insects etc.)
Springtails (Collembola)

Collembola (Class) > Entomobryidae (Family)

Entomobrya
Entomobrya lanuginosa (Nicolet 1841)
- An Entomobryid springtail

Haloentomobrya
Haloentomobrya dollfusi (Denis, 1924)
syn. Mesentotoma dollfusi - Damp Grain Springtail

Collembola (Class) > Neanuridae (Family)

Anurida
Anurida maritima (Guérin-Méneville, 1836)
- Shore or Sea springtail

Anuridella
Anuridella marina Willem, 1906 - A Springtail

Archisotoma
Archisotoma pulchella (Moniez, 1890) - A Springtail

Unidentified marine species of Springtails
Un-identified Springtail 1 - Long Rock 23.08.13.
Un-identified Springtail 2 - Lamorna Cove 08.10.13.
Un-identified Springtail 3 - Penzance Harbour 01.07.14.

Bristletails (Archaeognatha)

Petrobius
Petrobius maritimus (Leach, 1809) - Sea bristletail

Centipedes (Chilopoda)

Order Geophilomorpha > Family Himantariidae

Stigmatogaster
Stigmatogaster subterranea (Shaw, 1789)
- A Himantariid Centipede

Order Geophilomorpha > Family Lintotaeniidae

Strigamia
Strigamia maritima (Leach, 1817)
- A Lintotaeniid Centipede

Order Geophilomorpha > Family Geophilidae

Geophilus
Geophilus fucorum seurati Brölemann, 1924
- A Geophilid Centipede

Millepedes (Myriapoda)

Thalassisobates
Thalassisobates littoralis (Silvestri, 1903)
- A littoral millipede

Bugs (Homoptera)

Hayhurstia
Hayhurstia atriplicis (Linnaeus, 1761)
- Chenopodium Aphid

Bugs (Heteroptera)

Aepophilus
Aepophilus bonnairei Signoret, 1879 - Marine bug

Beosus
Beosus maritimus (Scopoli, 1763) - A Lygaeid Bug

Gerris
Gerris lacustris (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Common pond skater or Water strider

Lygus
Lygus maritimus Wagner 1949 - A Myrid bug

Flies (Diptera)

Anthomyiidae:

Fucellia
Fucellia maritima (Haliday, 1838) - A Seaweed fly

Chironomidae:

Halocladius
Halocladius variabilis (Staeger, 1839) - A Marine midge

Telmatogeton
Telmatogeton japonicus Tokunaga, 1933
- A Marine splash midge (non-native species)

Thalassomya
Thalassomya frauenfeldi Schiner, 1856
- A Marine splash midge

Coelopidae:

Coelopa
Coelopa (Fucomyia) frigida (Fabricius, 1805)
- A Kelp or Wrack fly

Culicidae:

Culex
Culex pipiens Linnaeus, 1758 - Northern House Mosquito

Dolichopodidae:

Liancalus
Liancalus virens (Scopoli, 1763) - A Long-legged fly

Strandline fly maggots washed up at Marazion
Fly maggot and pupae at Spit Point Cornwall
Fly maggots in driftwood at Penzance

Beetles (Coleoptera)

Aepus
Aepus robinii (Laboulbène, 1849) - A Marine beetle

Amara
Amara aenea (De Geer, 1774) - Common Sun Beetle

Bledius
Bledius unicornis (Germar, 1825) - A Rove Beetle

Cafius
Cafius xantholoma (Gravenhorst, 1806)
- A Staphylinid or Rove beetle

Cercyon
Cercyon depressus Stephens, 1829
- A Water Scavenger Beetle

Enochrus
Enochrus halophilus (Bedel, 1878)
- A Water Scavenger Beetle

Heterocerus
Heterocerus fenestratus (Thunberg, 1784)
- A Variegated Mud-loving or Heterocerid beetle

Necrodes
Necrodes littoralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Shore Sexton Beetle

Ochthebius
Ochthebius marinus (Paykull, 1798)
- Marine moss beetle

Paranchus
Paranchus albipes (Fabricius, 1796)
- A Carabid or Ground Beetle

Unidentified Staphylinid / Rove beetle - Marazion 11.11.14.

Butterflies, moths and micro-moths (Lepidoptera)

Moths

Noctuidae

Autographa
Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758) - Silver Y

Lacanobia
Lacanobia oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Bright-line Brown-eye

Micro-moths

Lobesia
Lobesia littoralis (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)
- Shore Doubtful Marble Moth

Other arthropods, see -
Sea spiders (Pycnogonida)
Spiders, mites and pseudoscorpions (Arachnida)
Sea slaters, Woodlice and Pill bugs (Isopoda)
Mud shrimps and Sandhoppers (Amphipoda)

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