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If you want confusion then put several blues together.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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A Harlequin. The spots take a while to colour up.

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That was my wild guess, as there is the hint of some spots on a couple of the photos I took.
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That was my wild guess, as there is the hint of some spots on a couple of the photos I took.
No need: the the fearsome spines on the larval skin remnants is enough evidence.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum

These appear for a short time in early summer. They settle on vegetation but usually very briefly, making photographing them challenging. These are the best I could obtain in two long sessions.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f9 or f10, hand-held.

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Dance Fly or Dagger Fly Feeding

There is divided opinion as to whether these should be called Dance Flies or Dagger Flies. They are in the family Empididae, and this may be a species of Empis.

I was photographing hoverflies on Goldenrod leaves when I saw this a few leaves down in the foliage. These flies are predators and this one has caught a moth.

Getting a good angle was tricky, as I thought I might easily put it to flight but it turned out to be quite tolerant of my bending back of stems and leaves, out of the frame.

Olympus EM-1(aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/40 to 1/60 at f10, overcast sky, hand-held.

The stereos are crosseye, the second one of cropped images.

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Grass Hopper of some sort???

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A male Bush Cricket. Almost certainly the Dark B. C.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Dontknow what it is.


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Dontknow what it is.
A Hylaeus bee, or something related (Colletidae)

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A Hylaeus bee, or something related (Colletidae)

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I would agree

Possibly this and if so female

http://www.bwars.com/bee/colletidae/hylaeus-hyalinatus

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Large Skipper on Valerium Flowers

When I walked close by this feeding butterfly this afternoon I was surprised that it kept feeding. So I fetched my camera and got quite a few shots. All were at 1:1 (FOV 17.5mm) but they have been variously cropped.

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A BIG wasp.... 10cm or so from tip to tip!

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A BIG wasp.... 10cm or so from tip to tip!
An ichneumonid

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhm...s-id-guide.pdf

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Page 33 suggests it's a Rhyssa persuasoria - sabre wasp "the easiest to identify" I'm obviously not very good at this! though I was confused as there's not a nine inch nail sticking through the one I photographed!
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