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An Orb spider seen today at WWT Llanelli. Not sure if there are several sub-species of Orb spiders, maybe Harold will tell us....TIA

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An Orb spider seen today at WWT Llanelli. Not sure if there are several sub-species of Orb spiders, maybe Harold will tell us...……….TIA

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There are 16 British genera of Orb weavers, including 7 species of Araneus. This is a female of A.quadratus the Four-spotted Orbweb Spider.

Its web is up to 40cm across.

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Thanks Harold. I must get a spider book. They are so endearing creatures.....
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This is the one I am now using:

https://www.nhbs.com/browse/search?q...&qtview=213718

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Just ordered the same online...

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Planthopper Issus coleoptratus Adult

I was about to take a look at the engine of my car when I found this bug on the bonnet. It walked around a bit but made no attempt to jump.

The most amazing feature of this image is that my car looks almost clean!

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8, hand-held.

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This is the one I am now using:

https://www.nhbs.com/browse/search?q...&qtview=213718

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An Unhelpful Pair of Common Darters

I was ready for shooting Darters, with my 100-400 lens set at 400mm. These two did not allow close approach anyway. There was some brief, midair interaction but they settled a considerable distance apart.

The red male was easy to see but was on the cement of a vertical wall, not at all attractive. The female chose concrete. Even after doing all I reasonably could with the images, it still very much blends into the background and through the viewfinder it was challenging

None of the images of the male are good enough to post as single frames but two of them make a decent stereo. The stereos are crosseye.

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Dragonflies are just superb are they not. Lovely photos Harold....
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Migrant Hawker Male

This year has been the worst for some time for dragonflies resting where they can be photographed. This individual, typically of the species, flew around for a minute or so, often passing close to me. It briefly came to rest on this high wooden framework. A small aperture would have got the wings in the DOF but I was pushing my luck with 1/100 at 400mm.

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White Admiral Under the Bonnet

I was about to do some checks on fluid levels in my car engine when I got a surprise as raised the bonnet and looked at the locking catch. There was a butterfly lodged in there and it was very dead.

At first glance I though it was a Painted Lady discoloured by engine heat. Then I looked closer and it was unmistakably a White Admiral.

I hadn't seen one of those in decades and had only parked in woodland car parks, not driven through woodland lanes. I must have picked it up as it flew across a road through woodland.

In view of its condition, I have not tried to make pretty pictures (WB off in second one), only to show that I am not mistaken.






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I hadn't seen one of those in decades

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Shame, I see dozens most years, would you like to see some of mine

Several species of butterflies seem to be attracted to cars. Often you will see also Purple Emperors in car parks in the woods. The smell of cars, fuel, rubber and other man-made chemicals seem to attract them but some people say it is any shiny metal.

Mind you the Emperors are attracted to the car park I use at Salcey as it is where the Horseboxes unload the horses that exercise on the bridleways. And there is an abundance of poop (which they need to feed from)
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Several species of butterflies seem to be attracted to cars. Often you will see also Purple Emperors in car parks in the woods. The smell of cars, fuel, rubber and other man-made chemicals seem to attract them but some people say it is any shiny metal.

Mind you the Emperors are attracted to the car park I use at Salcey as it is where the Horseboxes unload the horses that exercise on the bridleways. And there is an abundance of poop (which they need to feed from)
Thanks, Peter.

For reference, the car is black.

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