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Sunday, May 15th 2011

Although the cool windy weather is not suitable for every creature it does mean that the insects are staying fairly patiently on the plants rather than flying around.  This does give the photographer a little help!

A Stinging Nettle alongside Risedale Beck was the resting place for this Large Red Damselfy.  Unusually it has its wings spread slightly open as it rests.

Damselfly at rest

Cercopis vulnerata, common name either Black and Red or Red and Black Froghopper was spotted on many plants around the reserve.  A much larger relative of the froghopper that makes the cuckoo spit on plants.

Black and Red Froghopper

This cranefly like insect was one of several seen fluttering amongst the grass.

Cranefly like insect

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