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 sp. Castor Mill, Peterborough

Small Copper

Small Copper, Castor Mill, Peterborough.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Banded Demoiselle



Castor Mill, near Peterborough

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Honey Bee

Honey Bee in Peterborough Garden


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.