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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Possible interest...

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Some from a couple of weeks ago that I should have posted but wasn't of a mind to do so. All 3 images taken in Hawthorn Dene Nature reserve.

Shield bug with apiece of the shield missing !




What I hope is a Golden bloomed grey longhorn (although according to my book they do not get this far north -the book was discredited in an earlier post and I haven't got the Harold recommended replacement yet.)



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Some from a couple of weeks ago that I should have posted but wasn't of a mind to do so. All 3 images taken in Hawthorn Dene Nature reserve.

What I hope is a Golden bloomed grey longhorn
Roger,

Yes, The Green Shield-Bug often has such damage.

The longhorn name is correct.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Still trying with the Sigma 150mm. This little "B" flew back and forth about 50 times in five minutes but flatly refused to face the camera.





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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A few more


A leafhopper cicadella-viridis nymph


Hopper nymph by Alf Branch, on Flickr


An Ichneumen wasp


Ichneumon wasp by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A Moth fly


Moth fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Alf,

That's a pretty nymph

The wasp is Dusona falcator.

The Moth Fly is a Pericoma sp.

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That's a pretty nymph

The wasp is Dusona falcator.

The Moth Fly is a Pericoma sp.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Another batch - from today.

as (hopefully) can be seen from the first image there are lots of cinnabar caterpillars about, strangely they were mainly on two plants. There were so many it was difficult to choose which one to try and photograph.


This one was hungry

This one should have been full after eating the whole leaf.


This poor specimen was flying about nearby. Obviously a survivor - but how to record that in the great butterfly count ?


Also came across another froghopper - more common this year than previously.



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A leafhopper cicadella-viridis nymph

An Ichneumen wasp

A Moth fly
Quality stuff Alf, I like them, especially the first.
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Another batch - from today.

as (hopefully) can be seen from the first image there are lots of cinnabar caterpillars about, strangely they were mainly on two plants. There were so many it was difficult to choose which one to try and photograph.
Roger,

Yes, we have Cinnabars in our garden each year, leaving Ragwort and Groundsel to grow for them. We are seeing quite a few first instars when the first batches are now clearly fourth.

They are now very good at moving to adjacent plants so we help them out. It doesn't always work out. Those we moved to one lone plant were ejected by black ants.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Bumble Bee Relaxing

I always check if immobile bees in my garden are in need a some sugary feed to get them going again. This one seemed to just be taking in the sun on this pink Hydrangea.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Dragonfly blue 3 by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

A really blue dragonfly down by the canal today. What a lovely sight...

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Red Longhorn Beetle Male

I was sorting out old images files to delete when I found these.

The quality is nothing like that of recent ones. For a start, they were shot as JPEGs. My camera was the Olympus EP-2 with a Tamron SP 90mm f2.5 macro, daylight exposure, aperture priority.

The date was 10 June 2011, such that the species was not new to me when I recently photographed the female. However, I did not then have my current main identification guide.

The male lacks the red colouring of the female and has a black thorax.

It could be another six years before I can get better images so I am using these now.

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A really blue dragonfly down by the canal today. What a lovely sight...

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It is a male Beautiful Damselfly. They are on the blue side of dark bluish green. What colour you see depends on lighting conditions.

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Bumble Bee Relaxing

I always check if immobile bees in my garden are in need a some sugary feed to get them going again. This one seemed to just be taking in the sun on this pink Hydrangea.

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That sounds like cuckoo bumble bee behaviour.
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