Saturday
Jan142017

Functional Programming Talks

In the past few months the following lectures have greatly helped my understanding of how algebraic structures can be used to design and construct functional programs:

Friday
Aug262016

Sawfly

A giant woodwasp, Urocerus gigas (Hymenoptera: Siricidae).  Actually not a wasp but a sawfly. About 5 cm long from the tips of the antennae to the tip of the ovipositor.

Specimen taken below Hangingstone, near Guisborough, North Yorkshire, UK, on 2016-08-23.

Thursday
Jul142016

Another Soldier Fly

A female Oxycera morissii (Diptera: Stratiomyidae).

Specimen taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2016-07-10.

Tuesday
Jul122016

Soldier Fly

A female Stratiomys potamida (Diptera: Stratiomyidae).

Specimen taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2016-07-10.

Tuesday
Jun282016

Deer Fly

A female deer fly, Chrysops relictus (Diptera: Tabanidae).

 

The 2-lobed black marking on the 2nd abdominal segment is characteristic of this species.

Specimen taken in the woodland surrounding Kings Meadow Tescos in Reading, UK, on 2016-06-26.