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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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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

IT CAN’T BE. (22/07/15)

This Soldier or Bonking Beetle can’t be thinking what I think it’s contemplating._V0G9895

The Ringlet Butterfly (Aphantopus hyperantus) didn’t wait to find out. Very wise of it. The beetle found something  it’s own size.

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_V0G9901Here we go again. There are hundreds of these. Rhagonycha fulva. Little wonder, they are always at it. It is difficult to find one on it’s own.

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These tiny creatures are not far behind. I assumed they were flying ants but they are, as usual something else. I think it is a Lesser Dung Fly one of the Sepsidae. Sepsis fulgeus I’ll settle for. Beautiful little things but getting very near the limit for me size wise.

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I have searched and searched but can’t identify this. It is on Hogweed but didn’t seem to be eating it. It is very attractive.

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I have checked the willow but can find no sign of the Puss Moth Larva. There were two and both have disappeared. They may have turned into pupae but I can’t find them if they have. At least I got them on video before they departed. This morning there was a new kid on the block.

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I don’t know what it is and I only got one shot before it fell off the willow twig and I couldn’t find it again. I’ll have another look later.

Today is going to be the last fine day for a while so I am going out for another wander.

20 comments:

  1. So sorry the Puss Moth Larva has disappeared. Maybe it's just very well camouflaged.

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    1. Tina, I'm pretty sure it's gone but it did disappear once before and I found it again.

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  2. If you don't manage to shoot more, you have some on video at least.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, there are plenty more insects in the bush.

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  3. Do you have to fend biting insects in your corner of the world while you are taking these photos?

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    1. John, no.....We don't have biting insects here. Nicola Sturgeon has banned them. Only kidding I get bitten several times a day.

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  4. I like the butterfly. Great macros Adrian. Could the unknown insect be some kind of inch worm?

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    1. Gillian, it is but what it will turn into I haven't a clue.

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  5. If I ever come back as something else, hopefully it will be a Soldier Beetle.
    Knowing my luck though, it will be a Dung Beetle.
    No idea what the caterpillar is, but very smart, and a great mover.

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  6. Keith, I had a similar thought. Yes I put it in a bin lid to watch it move. I ought to have taken some video.

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  7. It's like you are on safari in the middle of Fife. Who needs to go to the Serengeti when you can go to Fife instead?

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    1. YP, I feel like I'm on safari. There are wonders I've never seen before and within a yard of where I stand.

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  8. Brilliant macro collection again. Last four photos are my favourites.

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  9. You're really becoming accomplished as now you are showing interaction between insects and not just one bug at a time.

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    1. Red, yes but it is the depth of field that defeats me.

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  10. Those "bonking beetles" make me laugh!

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    1. Linda, they are funny little creatures.

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  11. I was looking forward to more Puss Moth posts.

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    1. Graham, they have definitely gone.

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