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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.
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Thursday, 23 June 2016

NO CLICK. (23/06/16)

I am getting a bit behind what with all the excitement of the referendum. By the time this appears the result should be known as Google seem to take about twelve hours to publish posts and it’s the back of five now. It posted after an hour, superfast Googly today.

Here are a few insects.

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Green Nettle Weevil. There are several of these and I can’t tell them apart so I’ll stick with Phyllobius sp. These are the same weevil but the first one has the exposure dropped using the adjustment brush. Polydrusus sp. are similar but the antennae are fixed to the side of it’s head and they don’t have such distinctive hooks on their legs. Ref. NATURE SPOT

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Marbled Orb Weaver. I wish I could identify it’s prey as there are lots of these tiny flies about.

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A Green Orb Weaver with what I think is a Rove Beetle for breakfast.

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I think this is a Click Beetle but I spent quite a few minutes tipping it on it’s back to make it click but it wouldn’t perhaps it wasn’t in the mood.

That’s all for today.

20 comments:

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    1. Cloudia, the insects keep me out of mischief.

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  2. You and Trevor, seem to have a bug theme going on Great macro work Adrian.


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    1. Peter we have had for a couple of summers. They are brilliant creatures but are hard to get pictures of.

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  3. Another great series Adrian, especially the Marbled Orb Weaver. The last beasty is quite weird looking.

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    1. John, It took me ages to get the MP-E 65mm lens to work but I now use it as first choice with a prismatic focus screen. I like prismatic screens but then I got used to them ith the medium format cameras.

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  4. Super series of bug shots Adrian, glad to see you're getting out there amongst them!
    Difficult trying to ID the weevils I think you've done right by sticking to Phyllobius sp.
    The first spiders prey is a Lauxanid Fly Lyciella rorida.
    The second spiders prey looks like an ex Soldier Beetle!
    And the Click Beetle, great last shot btw, I think is Athous haemorrhoidalis as it's the only one with that colouration found in Scotland.
    Have fun...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, the weevils get worse as they get older as the green wears off.
      I'm not seeing many soldier beetles yet but I agree it looks a bit like one.
      Thanks for the fly ID. I have never noticed them before but there are several about this year.
      Yes I agree the Click Beetle is Athous haemorrhoidalis. If I spend much more time sitting in damp undergrowth then I'll be Adrian haemorrhoidalis.
      Rain tomorrow but I'll go Scorpion flying tomorrow early on. I just get them in focus and they drop into the undergrowth and I can never find them again.

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  5. Fascinating photo work, Adrian, but why does Google take twelve hours to publish your posts? Is there a setting in blogger you might need to change? When I click "publish" in blogger, my posts appear immediately.

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    1. Bob, I don't know why. Some days it takes hours and otheres it is normal. I have tried using Firefox but it made no difference so I switched back to Chrome. I think many folk are having this problem.

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  6. stunning macros Adrian ! fortunately these insects are not bigger !!!

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    1. Marty, were they as big as sheep you wouldn't see me for dust. I'd run away.

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  7. My posts appear, but they don't appear on peoples' blog lists for 6 hours or so. Laura said hers only took a couple of hours today. Is a mystery. Like the weevil's eye....

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    1. Bill, mine are the same. I'ts not the end of the world but it can be annoying not knowing why it's been like this for weeks now.

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  8. Adrian these are excellent macro images today

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    1. Margaret, I just hope the strobe batteries don't die. I must order some more.

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  9. This is quite a marvellous set. Good work.

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    1. John, I still haven't got my eye in properly. I have cut out one strobe so the rig is half the weight but it means black backgrounds.

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  10. I love the Green Nettle Weevil it looks gorgeous.

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    1. Douglas, they don't stay this way the green wears off quite quickly. They are common but only tiny so difficult to see.

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