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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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I saw six Wall Brown butterflies at Carlton Marshes yesterday, although the first one settled on my back which made identification tricky! It was nice to see so many of these colourful little butterflies in one place.





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Six . Hopefully they are making a comeback having all but disappeared in the UK (down 86% since 1976) although as you are near the coast that is one of their stronger locations. Still lovely shots.
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I saw six Wall Brown butterflies at Carlton Marshes yesterday, although the first one settled on my back which made identification tricky! It was nice to see so many of these colourful little butterflies in one place.
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We used to see them in central southern England in the 1950s and 1960s but I don't recall how often.

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Phil, Cracking photo of the Painted Lady, butterfly not bad as well....
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Four Spotted Chaser I think......
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Mature Mullein Moth Larva

I saw this walking across our concrete patio, presumably in search of a place to pupate. They remain as pupae in surface debris for up to several winters. I decided to locate it after a photographic session. I placed it on a table, where it remained curled up and motionless for at least 20 minutes.

It had quite a lot of soil on its face.

The stereo is crosseye.

Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8 or f11, daylight, hand-held.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here are some of my recent shots from safari



A tiny little wasp hunting round a bramble leaf in my garden this is maybe 3mm at most


Tiny wasp- by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Here is a rather black sawfly I think.

Sawfly- by Alf Branch, on Flickr


I thought these were springtails but I found they harvestmen



Young harvestman 1- by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Young harvestman 2- by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A tiny wasp on the water butt again 3mm at the most



Tiny wasp- by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A small crab spider on a gooseberry leaf


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

On recent trip to Canterbury I shots this mayfly



Mayfly 1- by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Another one



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Another from Kent an ant Myrmica SP


Myrmica SP- by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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A tiny little wasp hunting round a bramble leaf in my garden this is maybe 3mm at most
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I think it's an ichneumonid.

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On recent trip to Canterbury I shots this mayfly
The turbinate eyes of a baetid male.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Three Bee in Flight shots.






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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

More shots from the last week or so



A green lacewing



Green Lacewing by Alf Branch, on Flickr


The typical pose of a Downlooker snipe fly waiting for prey


Downlooker snipe fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Is this soldier beetle aiming to eat the caterpliier



Soldier beetle and caterpiller by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A yellow dung bettle


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Some wasps



Icneumonid wasp 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Icneumonid wasp 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


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Some thrips on a ox eye daisy



Thrip party in a daisy by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A sawfly



Tenthredo livida by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A robber fly with a snipe fly as prey



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