The butterflies have flown #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Speckled Wood, August 2017

 

Apart from some Speckled Wood’s and an occasional white, the butterflies have disappeared much earlier than in previous years. (more…)

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Tapered Drone Fly #flowerflies #hoverflies

 

 

Insects, Tapered Drone Fly, August 2017

 

Male Eristalis pertinax. Provisional identification. (more…)

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Gatekeeper #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Gatekeeper, August 2017

 

Pyronia tithonus. (more…)

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Comma #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Comma, August 2017

 

Polygonia c-album. (more…)

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Pellucid Hoverfly #insects

 

 

Hoverfly, Pellucid Hoverfly, August 2017

 

One of Britain’s largest flies, Volucella pellucens. (more…)

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Pollen gatherer #bees

 

 

Insects, Honey Bee, August 2017

 

Honey Bee, Apis mellifera. Provisional identification. (more…)

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Threadbare but flying #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Silver-washed Fritillary, August 2017

 

Silver-washed Fritillary, Argynnis paphia. (more…)

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Lift off! #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Gatekeeper, August 2017

 

Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus. (more…)

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Meadow Brown #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Meadow Brown, July 2017

 

Maniola jurtina. (more…)

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Dark Bush Cricket #insects

 

 

Insects, Dark Bush Cricket, provisional identification, July 2017

 

Pholidoptera griseoaptera. Provisional identification. (more…)

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‘Thistles spike the summer air’ #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Thistles, July 2017

 

And turn the clearing into a feeding stop for butterflies, bees, flower flies and myriad other insects. (more…)

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Dead Head Hoverfly #insects

 

 

Insects, Dead Head Hoverfly, provisional identification, July 2017

 

Myathropa florea, provisional identification. (more…)

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