Thursday, September 30, 2021

30/09/2021 A few bugs and reptiles from the garden....

 The maximum temperature here today is 19⁰C, minimum 8⁰C. Rain is due from tomorrow forecast for a whole week!. Wind 9km/h icy South-Easterly winds with gusts up to 16 km/h!
 
I have so many photos for September and I have had no time to go through them all.  Here are just a few so that you know I am still in existence!!

Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis Muralis).

Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus)...

As above.

Great Banded Furrow Bee (Halictus scabiosae) I think


Wasp (Scolia hirta).

Common Heath, a moth of the family Geometridae.(Ematurga atomaria).

Small White (Pieris rapae) better known as a Cabbage White...

As above.

A pretty battered but happy Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)...

As above...

As above...

As above.

European Peacock Butterly (Aglais io)...

As above.

Common blue butterfly - male (Polyommatus icarus)...

As above.

Common blue butterfly - female (Polyommatus icarus)...

As above...

As above.

Western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera).

Not sure which bee this is, the flower is Sedum but which variety I do not know!

Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis Muralis).

Carpenter bees, (Xylocopa violacea) or (Xylocopa valga), very similar...

As above.

Map butterfly (Araschnia levana)...

As above.

Take care everybody, keep well and stay safe.
My local list of wildflowers. (91 Species 20/06/2021).

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23 comments:

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    1. Thanks Sandi, hope all is well in your part of the world. Cheers Diane

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  2. Such great shots! Love seeing the eyes of the butterflies.

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    1. Thanks Pam, the insects are coming to an end now with the change in weather. Today I was surprised to see one lone butterfly around. Hope all is well Diane

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  3. You must have infinite patience to capture the butterflies as you do. I give up too quickly. Love that lizard, Diane.

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    1. Marie my husband will tell you I am the most impatient person in the world. I give the lizards a few seconds and they hopefully take a quick look to see what I am doing. Luck plays a large part of the photos. Hope you are not getting too cold over there. Diane

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  4. Beautiful esp the European Peacock Butterly!!! I love that one. I don't see lizards like that around here but we have skinks. Look them up. Colorful but they move way to fast for me to catch a pic.

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    1. Hi Pam, Yes I saw skinks when we were in the USA and we saw Geckos on Nevis. These guys are fast as well, I just try to move very slowly when I see them then catch them as they look up! Not always so easy. Cheers Diane

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  5. Whenever I see images of the Wall Lizards I wish we had them here! They are such a wonderful part of the fauna where you live. Your pictures, as always, are sharp and clear, and you never fail to deliver a really interesting range of subjects. The Map Butterly is really gorgeous and you have captured it so well. Bonne journée, chère amie.

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    1. Lizards have always been part of my life both here and in Africa I missed them the couple of years we were in the UK between RSA and France. Thanks for the kind comment. Bonne journée à vous aussi. Cheers Diane

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  6. You take great pictures of critters. Love the close up shots. This morning, I saw a butterfly fluttering from plant to plants in my garden and I waited for it to stop but it didn't. Sighhhh.......

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    1. Thanks Nancy. Butterflies can be very temperamental, Often the will not land at all, or not long enough for a photo! Have a good day and keep safe, Diane

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  7. Well, hello little reptile catching some sun.

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    1. I do love the lizards there are not as many around though as there used to be :-(((( Cheers Diane

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  8. Hi Diane. It's good to get to your blog after a period of no internet at all at this end!

    Your wonderful shots of your local insects and lizards continue to make me feel somewhat jealous - of both the photography and the subject matter! The Map butterfly is one that I would particularly like to see.

    My very best wishes to you and Nigel. Stay safe - - - - Richard

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    1. Thanks so much Richard for the very kind comment. I think this is the first Map butterfly I have seen at home, I am not good at keeping records!! It has cooled down now though so very few insects around. Still many photos that I have not had time to go through and edit. We are off to Teich Bird Reserve near Arcachon next week for 3 nights so I will end up with even more photos if the weather is good. At present we are having lots of rain and it is forecast up until the day we leave!

      Keep safe and have a good week. Hope your internet remains working! Best wishes to you both, Diane

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  9. Diana, I need to apologize for not being on blogger for a couple of months. I've missed seeing your awesome photo's. You're a great photographer, as well as knowing 'what' each thing/flower, etc are. Such knowledge like yours is a beautiful thing.

    Take care!
    xoxo

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    1. Sally nothing to apologise for, I am not keeping up with blogging very well and I have a mass of photos that I need to get through. Time has not been on my side, Thanks for the very kind comment, take care Diane

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  10. Hi Diane - I do hope you have a good time when you're away at the Teich Bird Reserve. Your photos are amazing and always delightful to see - and thank you for the notations ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary, we are off tomorrow morning and I am looking forward to it. So nice to get away from the house for a few days. Keep safe and I hope to do some catching up as the cooler weather approaches! Cheers Diane

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  11. September looks to have been a wonderful month. Gorgeous butterflies.
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Gorgeous flowers and lovely little visitors. Great photos! Hope all goes well and I came by to wish you a very happy weekend :)

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