Hanging Around

Thursday, June 14th 2012

A sunny start but the clouds soon arrived and the temperature dropped.  The insects did not appreciate the fall in temeprature and so were hanging around on stems and leaves.  Cold they may have been, but the insects could still spot a camera lens a good way off and move just out of focus!  However with patience and a little persuasion Brian was able to photograph this Large Red Damselfly on a Nettle. 

Large Red Damselfly

Another find in easier conditons, no Nettles, was this beautiful insect that Brain again photographed.  No final identification has been made but we think this may be a mayfly.  There had been a large hatching of another species of  mayfly on the lake a little earlier in the day.  These insects only survive as adults for 24 hours and are unable to feed.

Beautiful insect possibly a mayfly

This Green Veined White butterfly had found a cosy spot to settle.

Green Veined White on dandelion seed head

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