All about Insects 2017

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Gorgeous photo of the Orange tip TJ, must be brand new.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Whilst taking a break from gardening I found myself chasing this little blighter round the garden. Luckily, it kept coming back to Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'  which is in flower. My god, it was never still so I struggled to get photos.

    I'm pretty sure it's a Bee-fly and I think Bombylius major, but if anyone knows differently please let me know.

     

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Looking at the size of the proboscis you could be right Tony.

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    Well done catching up with the busy bee Tony !   I better go check my Erysimums as there have been a few bees, wasps and the odd butterfly around in the sunshine.   I saw a smaller bee (with fuzzy fur back ! )   but will have to grab some photos;  looks smaller than a miner bee which we've had before but I'll need to "swat" up some more on my insects  lol  

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to James:

    I'm not up to identifying insects, so I'd have been forced to settle for the "little blighter" but you've definitely done it justice, anyway.

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Another warm and sunny day on my local patch so I bagged a few more butterflies. They were all very flighty so getting any photos was a challenge.

    I'm a little uncertain about the ID of this one. I couldn't see the underwing which would have helped greatly. So the possibilities are: Small White, female Orange-tip or a male Green-veined White. Any thoughts gratefully received.

    Red Admiral

    A Comma  .....

    ....... and an underwing shot with its white "comma" showing nicely.

    My first blue of the season which I think is a Holly Blue but please correct me if I'm mistaken.

    If this lovely warm weather continues it could be a good year for butterflies.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Lovely photos TJ. I would go for Green-veined White because the black blob is in the wrong place for female Orange Tip, & the black triangle extends further down the wing on the Green-veined White as it does in your photo;

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Very nice TJ sadly can't help you with the ID's

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    The only visitor to Moth trap last night ...

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Nice capture of the Lacewing Wendy.

    Jim

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