Sunday, July 7, 2019

07/07/2019 More bugs from our last holiday

Maximum temperature today 30C, minimum 17C.  Dry.  10km/h North-easterly winds with gusts up to 25 km/h.  

Still many unknowns, ID is not easy !!!

Fritillary Butterfly but not sure which one....

As above...

As above.

Beetle, possibly one of the longhorns.

Unknown.

White tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris / lucorum).

Provençal fritillary (Melitaea deione)...

As above...

As above...

Pearly heath (Coenonympha arcania)...

As above.

Provençal fritillary (Melitaea deione)...

As above...

As above...

One of the Fritillaries, not sure which, on a buttercup.

Damselfly...

As above.

Moth, I think one of the Geometer moths...

As above...

As above.

Shield bug (Graphosoma italicum).



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24 comments:

  1. Looks to me like you have been fritillaring your life away!

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    1. LOL they are so difficult to identify unless you see them with closed wings!! Hope you are having a good day.

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  2. Love this! The butterflies and the shield bug are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Marie, so many insects there and mostly ones I do not see at home. Keep well Diane

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  3. You are a macro master Diane, stunning shots, the butterflies are too gorgeous. Sounds like a pretty warm weekend ✨

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    1. Haha not the Nikon is a macro master. Take care and enjoy your trip despite the flight. Keep well Diane

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  4. Diane, these are truly outstanding, wonderful photo's. You are a master at photograph. I'm always happy to see you here!

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment Sally, much appreciated. Keep well, Diane xx

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  5. Wonderful macros of the butterflies and other insects! Our butterflies still have not recovered almost two years after Hurricane Irma. Only saw one on my wetlands walk this morning.

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    1. We do not seem to have as many butterflies as in recent years. Thanks for the comment, Diane

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  6. Oh wow - third shot down with the wings spread and taking in nectar - cool!

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    1. I also liked that shot, take off mode. Cheers Diane

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  7. Wonderful pictures. You definitely have a knack.

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    1. Thanks Emma, all because I have a good camera. Keep well Diane

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  8. I like your insects and flowers images.

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    1. Thank you Nancy, they are fun to photograph. Keep well Diane

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  9. Stunning captures, have a lovely week:)

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    1. Many thanks Natalia, you have a great weekend also. Diane

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  10. Nice pic, especially Bumblebee insect

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    1. Thanks for your visit Vicky and comment much appreciated. Have a good week Diane

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  11. I can see why someone once described these pretty butterflies as 'flying flowers'. I loved your other pretty insects also, and your flowers are always a treat for the eyes. Thanks Diane and happy week to you :)

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    1. What a good description 'flying flowers' I like that. You have a happy week as well. Diane

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  12. As always...AMAZING photos. I love your insect pics.

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    1. Thanks Pam, comment appreciated. Have a great weekend Diane

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