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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 9 May 2015

I DON’T KNOW WHAT I FOUND. (09/05/15)

It was wet and really horrible out this morning. I had a bit of a colouring in hour then read a book and by lunchtime the sun was shining and the insects were out. _V0G8225 A 30pattern as opposed to yesterdays 45o ones if it is wet again I may try for more mirrors. They pass the time on though what use they are I have no idea.

The insects were being very uncooperative today but it’s no good expecting them to be good all the time.

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_V0G8242    I think this is a Folded Wing Crane Fly; Limonia nubeculosa but it’s antenna look more like a Common Crane Fly but it is far too small. I’ll investigate the matter further.

That’s all for today as all the other pictures are far worse than these.

 

20 comments:

  1. Adrian, isn't it a bit early for the common crane fly? They always seem to emerge in late summer. But I'm no expert!

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    1. Frances, I think this is too small for a Common Crane Fly but can't think what else it could be. Leather jackets hatch throughout the year and as far as I can work out Tipula oleracea are generally early and T. padulosa are more prevalent in autumn.

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  2. Great photos Adrian so sharp nice job

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    1. Pikturit, there is room for improvement with these.

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  3. I've never looked close enough to see 'string of pearls' antenna like that, Adrian. Wonderful stuff! I take it that your kaleidoscope image is a wasp again?

    Best wishes - - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, not all crane flies have antenna like this. They are wonderful on this one.
      The kaleidoscope is a bit on a laurel flower.

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  4. wish u happy investigating :) Hugs to the pups

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    1. R,Mac, it is back to trawling the internet.

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  5. I love the way it's clinging on in the second image Adrian.

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    1. Douglas, it seemed to be eating sap or something. I never knew they ate anything. I thought they emerged, flew about being a nuisance had a bonk and died.

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  6. It's a good thing you told me you were using mirrors or I would have no idea what was going on. Bugs do move faster when it's nice.

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    1. Red, they are virtual reflections, all created in Photoshop.

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  7. Well I'm certainly enjoying your insect macros and learning things at the same time.

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    1. Graham, I seem to get more confused.

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    1. Could be better John and would be better still I f I knew what it was.

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  9. Your colouring in hour brought me a mental picture of you with a fist full of crayons and a colouring in book.

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    1. John, it is the HiTech equivalent.

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  10. Te van a picar ;)))
    Un abrazo.

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