The wood ant’s main food is sugary honeydew produced by aphids, which the worker ants ‘milk’ from them.
Graph shows Scotland is UK’s Lyme disease hot spot with cases ‘three times more common’ than estimates
Cases of Lyme disease have “increased rapidly” in the UK and may be three times more common than the current annual estimate, a study of GP records suggests.
A wasp which has never been seen in Scotland before has made its home at Loch Lomond.
The UK could be experiencing a once-in-a-decade wildlife phenomenon this year with a mass influx of painted lady butterflies, experts have said.
The painted lady is the most widely distributed butterfly in the world, inhabiting every continent except Australia and Antarctica. It is the only butterfly ever recorded in Iceland.
There are between 1,200 and 1,300 species of moth in Scotland, compared with only 33 types of butterfly, that are conveniently split into two groups – the macro moths and the micro moths.
Sir, – This week we have once again read reports suggesting temperatures are set to rise as Scotland’s long spell of warm conditions continues.
A flash of crimson over the peaty-brown water, and then another one; two damselflies dancing above a little pool on this vast expanse of Perthshire moorland near Pitlochry.
Sir, – For several decades I have spent a great deal of time motorcycling and driving around our beautiful country.
VIDEO: ‘They were in their thousands’ – Breathtaking moment massive bee swarm descended on Fife town
This is the moment "thousands" of bees descended in a swarm on a Fife town.