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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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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!
I think so too. A better image:

https://www.buglife.org.uk/bugs-and-...the-sabre-wasp

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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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!

Ah I must remember they dont all impale themselves on pins
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here are some bees I was shooting recently while out on safari
They were in dog roses and looked like they were trying to swim in pollen Possibly a Lassioglossum SP



A crowded flower by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Bee in dof rose 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Bee in dof rose 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Pollen collecting by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Here is a sawfly



Sawfly by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Not a macro lens


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A new field guide to Ladybirds is the be published in November and there is 5 discount on pre-orders:

https://www.nhbs.com/field-guide-to-...eid=533b7ad9a1

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Yellow Damselfly

I have not been able to identify the species, which I suspect is a colour form of a female.

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[Edit] Thanks to Brian Valentine in another forum:

"it's a small red eyed damselfly female Erythromma viridulum".

It wasn't helpful that my book has no lateral view of the female. (nor does the BDS website*). I kept going back to the Large Redeye as the closest match.

* "Recent colonist (first records 1999). Spread spectacularly through southeast England and the Isle of Wight in the years immediately following its first appearances. Has now reached Devon in the west and North Yorkshire in the north, but expansion has slowed."

I tried an image search but found only one good match, this one! [edit ends]

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Me & My Shadow

I noticed this Harvestman in the mid-evening sunlight. I got just these two frames (uncropped) before it departed.

The stereo is crosseye.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

[IMG]Ovver fly ovrin brandon 20/6/18 by Walter Warburton, o
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Damsel and Grass Stamens

I photograph a lot of damselflies resting on vegetation. This one (second image) looked a bit different. I realised that it was the added interest of the dangling grass stamens, the white anthers in particular. So a took another shot a bit more tightly framed (first image).

After some cropping, I now prefer the original shot (second image).

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Sticking Together

Each year, we get these Cinnabar moth larvae on Ragwort, which we tolerate in our garden for their benefit.

This year, even when the food plants were mostly consumed, the female moths just kept laying eggs. We finally had to transfer the caterpillars to ragwort on local wasteland. These images show two groups crowded on bare tips of food plant stems, one vertical and one horizontal, when most of the leaves had been eaten. The final image (not very sharp) shows a group with one larva having just moulted.

The stereo is crosseye.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Grabbed this little fella with my 12-100 lens. Cropped slightly.



Closer crop, looks like the 12-100 has handled this pretty well.


Sorry about the yellow! perhaps I should have added a sunglasses needed warning .
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40-150 F2.8 and TC


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Gasterupteron jaculator Searching for Host

This was on a dead willow stump which is inhabited by various fungi and insects. The characterstic white tip of the ovipositor is lost against white background but the species is unmistakable. It was photographed on 19 June.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Tiny moth ( I think) asleep on my window this afternoon.

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