Monday, May 05, 2008

Insects at last

A fine sunny and, most importantly, warm weekend has finally brought the insects out in force. Many butterflies about and some moths in the trap on Sunday night. The bluebells and the longhorn beetle were at Shire Hill Lodge Woods on Saturday.

The Andrena bee is one of many nesting in the garden lawn along with it's wasp-like Nomada cuckoo seen disappearing down one of its hosts' burrows.

Bluebells Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Rhagium mordax (Black-spotted Longhorn Beetle)

Andrena sp. A mining bee

Nomada sp. A cuckoo bee

Canon Powershot A640

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