Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by MJB, May 30, 2021.
Heather captured this through the double glazed back door
Apparently the unidentified bug is a Mirid bug, aka Meadow plant bug.
Cinnebar caterpillar. Lots of the adults around.
The crickety thing is a grasshopper nymph.
Seven spot ladybird on some sort of white flower.
The flower is Yarrow.
I must say I prefer ‘crickety thing’ as a description
Had a good day on a butterfly safari up on Salisbury Plain today. Eleven different species seen in significant numbers, although not all obliged by posing for the camera and the breezy conditions meant even fewer were what I deemed acceptable shots. the pick of the bunch were this Marbled White and a couple of Essex Skippers.
All taken with my E-M1ii and Laowa 50mm f2.8 handheld
A 3 shot stack of a Large red damselfly
Large red damselfly by Alf Branch, on Flickr
The rather massive Dark giant horsefly 24mm long
Dark giant horsefly by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Hover flight by Alf Branch, on Flickr
I think this is a pond skater but it was about the size of large springtail
Pond skater? by Alf Branch, on Flickr
The first sabre wasp I have seen so I made the exception of posting a shot of it on my bag strap
Sabre wasp by Alf Branch, on Flickr
Spectacular - the red damsel fly is a step above the ordinary. I'd think it very commercial.
Phone shot...just in case you couldn't tell .
Nope I couldn’t tell, nothing wrong with phone photos. The best camera is the one in your hand https://www.lightstalking.com/best-camera-one-with-you/
Deadhead Hoverfly by SteveH, on Flickr
Also known as a Batman Hoverfly, apparently. My favourite hoverfly, for obvious reasons...
Bloomin' Nora - that is the cleg from hell! Do you find shriveled husks of people that they've drained?
@MJB - I thought Tom Westley was the Essex Skipper? https://www.essexcricket.org.uk/teams/first-xi/player-profiles/tom-westley/
I'll get me coat.
I resisted the temptation to caption the photo as Tom Westley to allow you your moment in the sun.
Old picture of a beetle in Worgle, Austria...
Thankfully they are not too common but I have seen a few before.
I had seen a lot Notch horned clegs about though.
Green-veined Whites 'mud puddling'. In hot weather I think most butterfly species will do this to aquire moisture and minerals, but it's a common activity with the whites.
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