All about Insects 2017

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Thank you Hazel, thats a first for our garden, that I've seen any way.

    KR
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  • In reply to tony:

    Hi Tony, this is your photo,

    Tony T said:

    A day later when we were at Sutton Hoo on a walk around the wooded grounds we saw these, a Meadow Brown,

    This is a ringlet

    & I don't have a photo of a meadow brown open as they generally sit closed up, but they don't have rings on their back wing & have some orange markings on the front wing.

    EDIT Found it, Meadow brown

    I thought I had one!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Nowhere near as pretty as your flutterbyes H ...

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    WendyBartter said:

    My second Red Admiral caterpillar is pupating, fingers crossed  for a better outcome, found a very useful twig of nettles & he climbed up it & made a tent, can't see much detail ...

    quite a good view of his shrugged off head & bits thought ...

    I misled you with this ... Caterpillar shown is the smaller one feeding up still as I discovered when I next had the lid off ... had completely missed this pupa hanging down

    Good to see it looking healthy, not like that first poor parasitised one!

    A bit more out in the open yesterday & still munching away

     

     2013 photos & vids here

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    WendyBartter said:

    Nowhere near as pretty as your flutterbyes H ...

    Yuck!

    Good luck with your caterpillars.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Hazel C said:
    Good luck with your caterpillars.

    Third Red Admiral caterpillar has pupated successfully, no pic as he's still in the Nettle tent & tricky to see clearly but I can see the sparkly gold spots on pupal case & he's chucked his head onto the floor! 

    Moth night at Monkton NR threw up some beasties too

    Handsome Harvestman

    Pretty large Leopard Slug which had started to retract by time we got the ruler down

    Violet Ground Beetle which dug it's barbs into a guy's inside arm after climbing up his shirtsleeve

    Lovely colour

    My stowaway Forest Bug which rode home with me on my trouser leg, didn't see it 'til I was in the kitchen

    Worse for wear though as had lost one leg & part of another!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Found this in my t shirt the other day, great little mover but what is it.  I did take it back outside and left him in the shrubbery)

  • In reply to Cyclist:

    Not at all sure Cyclist, my best guess is Peppered Moth but have sent your pic to Steve Ogden at Wildlife Insight for ID!

    Rough measurement would help?

     

     2013 photos & vids here

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    stretched out it would be just under an inch

  • In reply to Cyclist:

    Could be an inch worm moth.

    EDIT

    Mine could have been a baby next to my wedding ring.

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