I'll get this one started off with a Marmalade Hoverfly -Episyrphus balteatus
who was enjoying the sunshine and shelter of the patio
I found it in drowning in the bird bath and forgot to wear gloves. So I just put it on the bird table to warm up cause the bird bath was freezing and then washed my hands after. Its the only photo I have of an invertrevrete this year so far so I hope you don’t mind. I thought this would be a good one cause it’s very colourful. Its in the leafhopper and treehopper family. Its got a bright blue base on his head and under the wings
What a fabulous photo Cin, and many thanks for setting up the 2022 thread.
I've cross referenced the old thread to this one, and for those interested, the 2021 thread: All about insects 2021 can be found on the link below.
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In reply to Mike B:
Surprised to see this Red Admiral in the garden this morning. Not bad for beginning of February in Central Scotland I thought, but maybe just an indication of how screwed up our weather is.
That’s interesting I havnt seen any butterflys where I am yet. and I’m in Gloucestershire so I’m much further down.
Very nice capture, sadly been without a car for a few weeks hope to get it back this week or beginning of next week, so I have only been down the lane with the macro lens and have see quitea lot of bugs out will dig a few out and post them.
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In reply to Stephen65:
In reply to Germain:
Cooll. That’s helpful for me aswell since I take lots of photos of butterfly’s and moths sometimes And I didn’t know you did a butterfly and moths 2022 aswell. For me though I tend to see lots of butterfly’s more around spring and summer time so for me I could send some more around then if you don’t mind it?
Taken 13/1/2022 just down the lane from me.
Honeybees enjoying the crocuses
Look at them there pollen sacks!
That's better, a proper pose and a face to see
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