Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Burdon Moor

22.06.22 Looking for Shieldbugs at Burdon Moor and I didn’t find one in fact there wasn’t a lot of activity of any description however here is some of it.

Volucella bombylans a bumblebee mimic.

In flight.

Carder Bee.


Grey-haired Mining Bee?

Large Skipper butterfly.

Yellowhammer belting out its song.

Skylark hovering with food for its chicks.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Bob Gins

 19.06.22 A short walk once again produced some canny photo opportunities.

Meadow Brown butterfly.

Small Heath butterfly.

Large Skipper butterfly.

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly.

Brown Silverline moth.

Silver Ground Carpet moth.

Another Silver Ground Carpet?


Garden Grass Veneer.


These three images could be Sawfly Caterpillars but what the large one is in the centre of the first image I’m not sure.

Bumblebee Cheilosia.

Sawfly eyeing up some lunch.


Crab Spider.



Red Poppy in a field of green.

Monday, 27 June 2022

Black Plantation

 17.06.22 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies were the target for my visit to Black Plantation. There were quite a few on the wing in a rather blustery breeze which unfortunately didn’t make it easy to photograph them.

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly.

Latticed Heath moth.

Tortricidae Sp.

Final instar Forest Shieldbug.

Click Beetle having lunch.

7-spot Ladybird.

Great Pied Hoverfly.

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Twizell Woods

 18.06.22 The main reason I go to Twizell Woods is to find Dragonflies however, it is a great place to find a variety of other fauna too. Here are a few of them and as always, it’s the same proviso about identification.

Male Broad-bodied Chaser.

Final instar Red-legged/Forest Shieldbug.

Final instar with an adult.

Black-and-Yellow Longhorn Beetle.

Speckled Longhorn Beetle.

Stratiomys chamaeleon, the clubbed general soldier fly. 

Alder leaf Beetle.

A pair of Alder leaf Beetle.

Helophilus pendulus Hoverfly.

A pair of them.

Brown China-mark.

Nemophora dageerella Longhorn Moth.

Timothy Tortrix Moth.

Green-veined Butterfly.

A different Green-veined White but a similar pose

Grasshopper doing what comes naturally.

Volucella pellucens Great Pied Hoverfly.

I like the way the Bee? is tucked up in the Iris.

Grey Wagtail with an insect for its chicks (not one I was taking a picture of).