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  1. Paul Iddon

    Burnet Moth

    About to feed on the thistle, then proboscis away! I often find the dark bluey/black of these moths are a tad more difficult to get the detail in, but these are not to bad. The adults feed on the nectar of knapweed, thistles and other grassland flowers, and females lay their eggs on the...
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    This sawfly caterpillar did a few aerobic exercises... Paul.
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    Downy JS & a parasitic wasp

    Three and out! Sometimes you just cannot keep up with a downy jumping spider! The last 3 are of a parasitic wasp is getting perilously close to the hole where my mason bees are nesting... I hope the search has ended at this hole! Paul.
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    Blue Mason Bee, and my best annual visitor - the ruby-tailed wasp

    This is a blue mason bee Osmia caerulescens - I'm pretty pleased to have 2 of them going in and out of the hole in the wall (a male and female I assume). There's also a shot of my favourite wasp, an annual visitor to my garden walls, the ruby-tailed wasp. Paul.
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    From the past...

    You'll see most (virtually all) of my photos in the macro forum, but I needed to do a photo with the theme "From the past" so I cobbled this still life together.... They were all found at my late mother-in-laws house and date back to various ages from the past: Brass vintage soap dish...
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    The whole world is at it!!!

    Everywhere is either double-bugged, monitored by a drone, or under some kind of Protection Racket! Paul.
  7. Paul Iddon

    4 tonight

    Found my first Bdellidae of the year - but unsure of the sp. and also a green thing which may or not have emerged from the black hole in space - as well as tiny oribatid mite (not my best shot though) and a very small vapourer moth caterpillar. Paul.
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    Small selection today once the rain had stopped

    Lousy weather most of the day but when the sun shined for half an hour, the insects came out to play briefy... A wolf spider carrying her eggs: A sawfly larva tucked up away from any rainfall: I think this is Pimpla rufipes - the black slip wasp - hard to get anything because...
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    Night safari

    Just the others from the jaunt where I found the candy stripe spider. Here is a cellar spider (entitled "when I grow up I want be.... a bigger spider!) Here's a tiny spiderling that shows they'll take on anything no matter the size! Next is a 2mm (max) springtail - I think it's...
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    Some kind of parasitoid wasp, a resting bee and a little jumper.

    Cooler day in the garden, quite windy too. I did find 3 nice subjects shame about the dead moss getting in the way mind you...) Paul.
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    One of my cellar spiders with a morsel... and an evil weevil...

    One of my cellar spiders with a morsel... and an evil weevil... Paul.
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    Angle shade moth - must be newly emerged

    First this year I have seen, so likely just emerged from the somewhere in the garden. Paul.
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    Sawfly larva

    Found this one tonight. Paul.
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    Alder Beetle on Aquilegia

    I used a printed background held behind the flower to get a matching background for these. The blue beetle stands out pretty well. Paul.
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    On it...

    Felt a bit intrusive to be honest, lol... Paul.
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    This ladybird was enjoying an aphid meal... Paul.
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    A catkin bug and a GHS

    Here's the first time I've photographed a Birch Catkin Bug (Kleidocerys resedae) - I was struck by the Frankenstein stitching of the elytra, and that's followed by more of one of the GHS's from in the outhouse. Paul.
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    Hey Froggy!

    Say hello to the first frog in the garden this year - on a journey from the shed to the edge of the pond... Paul.
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    2 from the night

    A couple from the garden tonight - a bark fly and a millipede on a wintered leaf. Paul.