Thursday, 6 June 2019

Insect Action in the Orchard


Over the past couple of weeks I've taken lots of photos of insects doing their thing in the orchard, so here is a selection.

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Female Brown Argus Aricia agestis (Fr. le Collier-de-corail).

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Fiery Clearwing Pyropteron chrysidiforme (Fr. Sésie de l'oseille) on Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare (Fr. Marguerite).

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Male tachinid parasitic fly Ectophasia crassipennis on Oxeye Daisy.

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A pair of Dwarf Drone Flies Eristalis arbustorum (female below left, male above right) on Oxeye Daisy.

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The same pair.

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A female Drone Fly Eristalis tenax (Fr. Eristale gluante), on Oxeye Daisy.

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A rather worn male Sooty Copper Lycaena tityrus (Fr. l'Argus myope) on Black Medick Medicago lupulina (Fr. Lupuline).

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The same individual again.

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And again.

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Glanville Fritillary Melitaea cinxia (Fr. Mélitée du plantain) on Oxeye Daisy.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Iris Weevil Mononychus punctumalbum (Fr. Charançon de l'Iris des marais) on Pyramidal Orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis (Fr. Orchis pyramidal).

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6 comments:

Ken Broadhurst said...

They really are fantastic photos. New camera?

Unknown said...

Your photos are amazing. A peep into another world, in a way.
Jocelyn

Rhodesia said...

Great set of photos, I love that Clearwing it is so pretty. The Fritillary is lovely as well. Have a good day, Diane.

Susan said...

No, good light makes all the difference. Plus you are not seeing all the duds.

Susan said...

It's nice to be able to take the time to watch them. All too often these days I'm snapping photos in hope, then having to move on.

Susan said...

A Clearwing pays a visit once a year and it is always nice to see them.

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