Advertisement About time i posted all of the 204 pics It was an amazing holiday, i hate air travel and think im going to die on the spot every time but i loved every minute of being in an exotic country, just bug hunting 24/7, its amazing when every single species is new to you Anyway to start it off, here's my luggage being packed before leaving home You can see what it all is in the link below. http://www.flickr.com/photos/invertsfromhell/3824327602/in/set-72157616619927337/ No photo's of getting their but this was my first find of interested An unusual looking small Salticid. These treehopper's were everywhere. I recognised this spider, its an Icius sp., i found an accidentally imported one in a garden centre once although that one wasnt being dismantled by ants Was a big robber fly on the same wall. Another tree hopper. View from the hotel. Near reception this tree was loaded with these interesting shield bugs. Very nice crab spider, wish i could of brought some back This was my 2nd time in Corfu, 1st time i wasnt taking many photo's but i soon found these massive crickets i remember from last time, would make an interesting species in culture Treehopper with a big head. Was also tempted to bring some of these interesting snails back. Saw these stunning shield bugs in Alicante too. This was a fairly wide plant hopper. Massive spider nest with sack hatching, the spider was like an orb weaver looking thing with massive spines on the abdomen, the web was like a huge cobweb with a crosshatch pattern on what was like a floor of web under it. Interesting looking crickets which always were found hiding leaf buds. Very nice grass hopper, the wings were a pastel blue colour Another jumping spider, i think all the Icius sp. i saw were I.hamatus, this ones a male eating a treehopper. Nice looking long horned bush cricket or katydid. Believe it not we actually have these shield bugs introduced here in parts, the nymphs are stunning, the adults look like normal green shields but with a bit of white on them, think they come from africa so their probably not native to Corfu either. Another shield bug, this one was massive, about the size of a £2 coin, forgot to photograph the adults >_< Think this was my first crab of the holiday. Found this stunning near white Uroborid spider along a beach. This small butterfly landed right next to me whilst taking photo's of the spider, think it was laying eggs, let me get close to it though Another of the interesting grasshoppers. Shame i couldnt get closer to this dragon fly. Saw a couple of these nice beetles about, this one was found on the same beach as the dragon fly and spider. On the way back i found this large Egyptian locust i think they are, there was an article on keeping these in PRK i think. One point it had a test nibble on my finger ^_^ Back up the pathway leading to the hotel i found a juvenile Icius female with some big prey One of my favourite finds, my first every wild stick insect! A first instar hatchling no less :mrgreen: Bit of an ugly looking crab spider, apparantly you can get nice black and red or yellow morphs but i only found these drab ones. Baby scorplings, they were tiny Would of loved to brought some back, but this species is already in culture i think. I found tonnes of them, adults and all. Older one Here's an adult of those colourful shield bugs. Here's a very cool find, a thread legged bug Wasp nest, pretty sure thats mantis ooths next to it. Here's another very good find Whilst waiting at a bus stop ready to take us to the main city i think there was an interesting area behind it, managed to find this amazingly colourful wasp, the thorax was much more metalic green in real life. Lace wing eggs i think. Yellow morph of those spiny crab spiders. Stunning plant hopper. Massive male orb weaver, female must be huge :O When we got to the town, with some random woman in the corner lol, it was packed. Past the fence there was an amzing little woodland type place next to the hotel, there was some of my best finds round there, its where i found most of the scorps too, here's an interesting millipede i found. Maybe the highlight of the holiday was a boat trip to this remote spot on the island, it was simply amazing, i found my best every finds up there, it really was incredible, it was just like being dumped in the middle of the best bug hunting location :mrgreen: Here's the scenery leading up to it. Wierd rock formation next to this house. James Bond scene right? never got round to watching a single one Bond film :? And the location, behind that vibrant bush was a massive lake with a forest next to it if i remember and lots of bushy scrub land, perfect mantis habitat. Overly bright sun was in my eyes Firstly i icaught this chubby biggish grasshopper. Nicely coloured shieldbug, there was several in the same bush if i remember. Large chubby jumping spider in the same bush, shame i couldnt catch it and get better photo's. There were several of these scenes in that bush, probably the young of those shieldbugs. Now this is my favourite mantis species i caught to date, wasnt expecting these at all, had no diea they were there lol. There was loads running around the pebbles along the scrubland Wish i had them now This photo i had to do something i hate with, i had to edit it >_< Annoyingly i just turned the brightness up so its more true to life, for some reason this particular photo, the best one of these mantids came out very dark :? Saw a couple of these large lanky mites under stones. Another one of those mantids, darker morph. I reckon they were all adult females i found, didnt see any males but these have tiny vistigial wings is it called? Their not nymph wing buds their just tiny reseeding wings i think. Had to have a break to eat and all <_< It was very nice though, the meat on the kebab tasted real good, slovaki chicken i think its called, was a year ago so i probably cant remember. 2 for 1 photo lol Here's a nice coloured morph of Iris oratoria, my dad spotted this one, its left raptorial arm was a regrown one. And here after finishing my dinner i caught my biggest ever wild insect Spotted the huge monster on some bin bags chucked in a hedge, looked like a toy from a distance. They have a very nasty powerful bite and are voracious predators, still handled it though There's a very similar species on ebay at the minute, i was pretty shocked, im sure their meant to be very rare and protected. We had another stop at a beach further down, some interesting finds but the previous one was the best Interestingly coloured silverfish. Cicada eggs. Nice largish salticid. View on the way back. Later after we were back hotel i found one of those crab spiders eating a bee lol, also found several swallowtail catepillars, cant remeber if these photo's were taken before i after the trip. Cant remeber when i found this one, might of been my first mantis of the holiday, another Iris oratoria, very nice mantids Small young grasshopper Snakefly larvae Scolependra sp. found down a path by the pool, going to attempt and catch one next time, wait for the hospital report Very funny looking wasp found around the pool, let me get pretty close to it, nice looking little thing. Another swallowtail catepillar. Another different Katydid. Colourful juvenile Icius sp. More Euscorpius flavicaudis, including my best scorpion photo's Colourful true bug PSP time Now for a spot of bug hunting at night which i did a lot of, found a spider, centipede and moth Small orb weaver.