Thursday, July 4, 2019

04/07/2019 A few more bugs from our May holiday.

Maximum temperature today 32C, minimum 18C.  Dry.  16km/h North-easterly winds with gusts up to 34 km/h.  

Still many unknowns as I have just not had the time to search !!!

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) female....

As above.

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) Male...

As above.

Bumblebee....

As above

A little hopper on a buttercup

Chrysomelinae family - leaf beetle - it looks like it has had a good meal !


This frog with the green back should be easy to identify but I am not sure at all.
The Green Frog Group are three related and interbreeding species:
Edible Frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus)
Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae)
Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus).

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis).

A hopper and possibly a bee.

Oedemera noblis, probably a female with thinner legs than the male.

Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata).

Possibly a Longhorn, but which one?
Tawny Longhorn Beetle (Paracorymbia fulva) so I am led to believe.

There was lots of water around...

Common Pond Skater (Gerris lacustris), in love.



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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful series of weird and wonderful insects Diane.. sorry even if that is an edible frog, I just couldn't 😀 Gosh 32C sounds like the perfect summer day, enjoy ✨

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    1. Hi Grace, yes I think the green frogs are the edible frogs but I seldom see them on a menu anymore! 32C suits me, but it is a bit hot for the garden! I am struggling to keep up with the watering and of course the watering causes more work because the weeds grow! Also water is not cheap, we do not have a well or a borehole.Take care Diane

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  2. Great pics, love the orchid, very pretty. It's finally hot here and plenty of flowers in bloom, and bugs galore. Have a good weekend, Diane!

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    1. Summer has been a long time coming this year it seems! Wishing you both all the best Diane.

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  3. Even when you have time to look insects are not so easy! Your pictures are pretty clear though so doubtless someone will be able to help.

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    1. Thanks David, we will see if anyone comes up with names. I still have a lot more yet!!!! I agree they are difficult and often so many very similar!! Keep well, all the best to you both. Diane

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  4. Oh my. I have not seen a pond skater (I call them slimmers) in a long time. Excellent picture. And those little hoppers with the loooonf antennae are fascinating.

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    1. Thanks Emma. there are some interesting insects around if one keeps there eyes open. I am always on the lookout for something new. Keep well Diane

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  5. Love your view into the insect world!

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    1. Thank you Marie, it is a very interesting world. Hope all is well Diane

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  6. Such a delightful selction of insect images, Diane. Sorry, but I'm totally unable to help with the ID of any of them that you haven't already ID'd.

    With my best wishes to you and Nigel - - - Richard

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    1. Thanks for looking, ID of insects I find very difficult and I only have a book that covers most of the obvious ones!!
      Hope that all is well and you have a good week and weekend. Diane.

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  7. Great pictures of the critters. Butterflies won't stay still for me to take snapshots.

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    1. LOL, you have to be quick and patient, sadly the latter I am not but I try! Have a great weekend Diane

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  8. Insects on your photos always look so pretty:)

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    1. Thanks Natalia, I only wish i could find identifying them easier!! Have a great weekend Diane

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  9. You take such beautiful photo's, Diane. I'm amazed!

    Your hoppers are not like the ones here; they eat every flower. I've almost given
    up except in planters. I hope you and Nigel have a wonderful weekend.

    xoxo

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    1. Sally I think these hoppers also eat a lot, but there is so much for them to pick from in the fields where I took these photos. Hope you have a good weekend also, Diane xx

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  10. BEAUTIFUL.....your photos are amazing..

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    1. Thanks very much Pam, hope that your weekend is a good one. Diane

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  11. awesome article.
    thanks for sharing and have a nice day :)

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    1. Thank you for your visit and comment, much appreciated. Have a fabulous weekend, Diane

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  12. How wonderful! Another great series Diane. Thank you and wishing you a wonderful weekend :)

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  13. These creatures are so small yet so vital to the environment.

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    1. Only too true, with no pollinators where would we be!!! Cheers Diane

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