Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Insects from India

Common Picture Wing

Crab Spider

Common Indian Crow

Common Rose

Blue Tiger



Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Spider Sp ?

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we try to deceive!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Large Yellow Underwing Moth

Large Yellow Underwing

Forewing 21-26 mm

Peterborough House




Friday, 8 August 2014

Clouded Silver



Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata

2 cm Wing Span, Daylight Flying

Peterborough Garden

Old Lady

OLD LADY Mormo moura
Wing Span 6cm, Peterborough Garden

Friday, 1 August 2014

Small Copper




Small Copper, Castor Mill, Peterborough

Brown Argus

Brown Argus, Castor Mill, Peterborough

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Clouded Yellow

Clouded Yellow, Maxey Pits, Peterborough

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Monday, 28 July 2014

Hoverfly



Hoverfly sp. Castor Mill, Peterborough

Small Copper



Small Copper, Castor Mill, Peterborough.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Banded Demoiselle

Male

Female.

Castor Mill, near Peterborough

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Honey Bee







Honey Bee in Peterborough Garden

Hoverfly

Hoverfly, in Peterborough Garden

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Monday, 14 July 2014

Dark Green Fritillary





Dark Green Fritillary, Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk



Small Heath


Small Heath, Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Butterfly Alley, Bedford Purlieus

Small Skipper



Silver-washed Fritillary with areas of missing pigments on the inside of the hind wings



Silver-washed Fritillaries

Large White









White-letter Hairstreak

Also White Admiral, Brimstone, Meadow Brown, and Ringlet


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Large Blue

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Large Blue at Daneway Banks Nature Reserve, Gloucestershire

Managed by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, with the kind help from some Welsh mountain ponies from Butt’s Farm (a rare breed farm in Cirencester) the reserve provides the large blue with a unique habitat and special conditions in which to breed.

The butterfly relies on another species to help it’s lifespan along the way, a red ant called Myrmica sabuleti which lays its eggs on wild thyme. Once hatched, the caterpillars feed on the thyme before dropping to the ground where the red ants mistake them for ant larvae and take them into their colonies. There the butterfly larvae feed on ant larvae until they emerge as butterflies.

There’s a very short window in which to see the large blues, but if the weather conditions stay good they might be around for about two weeks if a visit is planned to see what must be one of our rarest species.