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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Common Green Grasshopper Omocestus viridulus

This is one of what I believe to be three species I photographed recently at Decoy Heath Reserve on the open heathland. There are many forms and variants within each of the species and I am a novice at identifying them so I will willing take corrections.

The stereos are crosseye.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Field Grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus

In a different genus from that of the Common Green Grasshopper, I had not photographed this before. I think the variant and the nymph are of this species but am willing to be corrected. The hairy chest is diagnostic. Again, these are from the open heathland at Decoy Heath Reserve.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Taken using the 100-400


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Black-tailed Skimmer Male At Rest

This is the same male of which I recently posted images showing mating.

Males of this species like to rest on the ground. The pond water had retreated from the normal edge during a drought. This untidy background is partly of dried out detritus from under the water. This was where the dragon alighted on several occasions, and nowhere else, so I had no choice.

The stereo is crosseye.

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Useful here for lifting the dragon out of the background debris.

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And that little seedling stands up for itself....
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Meadow Grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus

In the same genus as the field grasshopper, the species has numerous colour forms. I found these on the dry, open area of Decoy Heath on 11 July.

Based on wing length, I believe these are males.

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The little beast was very patient. When I see them, they rarely stay put for a photo session.....Nice set Harold...
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As with any insects, minimising movement near them often gets results. Moving around on your knees, where you have seem hopper activity, and not moving far works well. One you are in close and have it framed, shooting further frames seems not to faze them.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Brachytperous Meadow Grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus

Also from Decoy Heath, these are short-winged individuals. Maybe they are females, perhaps some are immature males.

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Beautiful Damselfly




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Marlk,

Definitely Demoiselles and I think they must be the Beautiful.

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