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Postby andy brown » Mon May 05, 2014 8:03 am

Here are a few Pictures and a varied mix taken this weekend from various places and I must thank Pauline for her kind assistance with the White Admiral Larvae

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Small Tortoiseshell Larvae

Grizzled Skipper.jpg
Grizzled Skipper

Common Lizard.jpg
Common Lizard

Dingy Skipper.jpg
Dingy Skipper

Duke of Burgundy Fritillary.jpg
Duke of Burgundy Fritillary

Garden Tiger Moth Larvae.jpg
Garden Tiger Moth Larvae

Green Hairstreak.jpg
Green Hairstreak

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Green Hairstreaks

Wood Tiger Moth.jpg
Wood Tiger Moth

White Admiral Larvae.jpg
White Admiral Larvae

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby Pauline » Mon May 05, 2014 9:35 am

Wonderful shots Andy but you already know what I think of your Hairstreaks :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thanks for sharing.

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Postby andy brown » Mon May 05, 2014 4:53 pm

Went out today determined to find my own White Admiral Larvae after Pauline kindly showed me where and what to look for it really helped with the scale of things and came up trumps, found 2 within half an hour. even with a 180 macro/plamp and tripod it is really difficult (for me anyway) to get well focused but please with these non the less.

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White Admiral Larvae Early Instar

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White Admiral Larvae

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White Admiral Larvae

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby Pauline » Mon May 05, 2014 5:00 pm

Marvellous! It's quite addictive isn't it? Don't think I'll be able to walk past any Honeysuckle now without looking :lol:

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby andy brown » Fri May 09, 2014 5:11 pm

Hi,

Went to Bentley wood for a couple of hours this afternoon plenty of Pearls about and tens of Brimstone, this pearl stood out as being very pale, great condition though and an amazing green hue which the picture doesn't do justice. Is this normal variation? and also a couple of other interesting critters for note, help on the spider appreciated.

Thanks

Andy

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Pearl Bordered Fritillary

Meloe proscarabaeus.JPG
Meloe proscarabaeus

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To ID

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby andy brown » Wed May 14, 2014 9:02 pm

Spent the evening With Fishee at Old Winchester Hill,
5-10 Common Blues
4-5 Dingy Skippers
4-5 Grizzled Skippers
3-4 Brimstones
and numerous Micro moths

Here are a few pics to share.

Thanks

Andy

Grizzled Skipper.JPG
Grizzled Skipper

Dingy Skipper.JPG
Dingy Skipper

Corizus hyoscyami.JPG
Corizus hyoscyami

Common Blue.jpg
Common Blue

Common Blue 2.JPG
Common Blue

Common Blue 1.JPG
Common Blue

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To ID

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby Katrina » Wed May 14, 2014 10:24 pm

Lovely set of photos. I particularly like the Grizzled Skipper Shot!

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby andy brown » Fri May 16, 2014 6:08 pm

Went to Wrecclesham on the off chance and found these as a compensation for no Glanville's :(

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Met up with Pauline for a WA Larvae hunt and came up with this one I found the other week but others were MIA or I am loosing it and could not find where I found them.

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On Pauline's kind offer went back to take some pics of the Black Hairstreak

An whilst there, there was a new arrival

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And when I arrived home found one of these Bruisers
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So all in all a great afternoon beating any day at work :D

Thanks

Andy

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Postby Pauline » Fri May 16, 2014 7:04 pm

I just love that first shot of the early emergence Andy. Talk about being in the right place at the right time ..... :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby andy brown » Sun May 18, 2014 7:21 am

Popped out for the day starting at the crack of sparrows with Fishee for a day in pursuit of our favourite friends, here are a few of my better photo's from the day, I am sure John will have some better ones.

Dingy Skipper.JPG
Dingy Skipper

0610 - Elachista argentella.JPG
Elachista argentella

Adonis Blue.JPG
Adonis Blue

Brown Argus.JPG
Brown Argus

Scarce Chaser - Imature Colours.JPG
Scarce Chaser - Imature Colours

Small Heath.JPG
Small Heaths

Marsh Frit.JPG
Marsh Frit

Dingy Skipper 1.JPG
Dingy Skipper suspect aberrant rather than worn

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Marsh Frits


Have orders for a day of gardening today so will have to try a couple of evenings this week depending on the forecast probably Magdalene Hill as it is only 15 mins away.

Thanks

Andy

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby Neil Hulme » Sun May 18, 2014 7:55 am

Lovely pair of lusty Marsh Frits! Great image.
BWs, Neil

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby William » Sun May 18, 2014 9:22 am

Neil Hulme wrote:Lovely pair of lusty Marsh Frits! Great image.


I second that, I was out photographing them yesterday and I found several mating pairs, but all low down in the grass so I know how hard it is to get an image that good :D - fantastic!
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Re: Andy Brown

Postby Butterflysaurus rex » Sun May 18, 2014 11:30 am

Lots of great images there Andy, nice to see a Brown Argus they are avoiding me like the plague at the moment.

All the best

B'saurus

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby andy brown » Mon May 26, 2014 10:25 am

Popped out to Wrecclesham (very little there) and the Straits to get out of the wind, it was just nice to get out after the weather on Friday and Saturday anyway here is a mixed bag of the days sightings

Ta

Andy
Common Blue.JPG
Common Blue

Speckled Wood.JPG
Speckled Wood

Small Copper.JPG
Small Copper

Red Admiral.JPG
Red Admiral

The Vapourer Larvae.JPG
The Vapourer Larvae

Swollen-thighed Beetle Male - Oedemera nobilis.JPG
Swollen-thighed Beetle Male - Oedemera nobilis

Garden Chafer -  Phyllopertha horticola.JPG
Garden Chafer - Phyllopertha horticola

Black-striped Longhorn Beetle Male - Stenurella melanura .JPG
Black-striped Longhorn Beetle Male - Stenurella melanura

Unidentified Sawfly Larvae.JPG
Unidentified Sawfly Larvae

Small Tortoiseshell Larvae.JPG
Small Tortoiseshell Larvae

Large Red Damselfly.JPG
Large Red Damselfly

Black -spotted Longhorn Beetle - Rhagium mordax.JPG
Black -spotted Longhorn Beetle - Rhagium mordax

Black-headed Cardinal Beetle.JPG
Black-headed Cardinal Beetle

Small Quaker Larvae.JPG
Small Quaker Larvae

Blossom Underwing Larvae - Orthosia miniosa .JPG
Blossom Underwing Larvae - Orthosia miniosa

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby Wurzel » Tue May 27, 2014 8:50 pm

Fantastic range of photos Andy :D My personal favourite is the wrap around Dingy I love seeing them in that pose :D

Have a goodun

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby andy brown » Thu May 29, 2014 5:46 pm

Its been cloudy and windy all week and managed to get in the garden this evening after work to catch up with my orange tips, here are a few pics. Cannot wait to order my extension tubes at the weekend but will be to late for the last Ovum which looks ready to eat its way out of the egg case.

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Orange Tip Ovum

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Orange Tip Ovum

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Orange Tip Larvae

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Orange Tip Larvae

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Orange Tip Larvae

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby andy brown » Thu May 29, 2014 7:31 pm

News Flash!!!!!!!!!!
Just went out to check the egg and hey presto! still windy so not the best but very pleased non the less.

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Cheers

Andy

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby Pauline » Fri May 30, 2014 4:57 am

Great shots Andy - I took some similar ones yesterday but tbh my little camera is struggling. Can't wait to see what you produce with your extension tubes.

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby andy brown » Fri May 30, 2014 4:20 pm

Bit of a mix again, some moths from the Garden and the results of a trip to Bentley Wood which I had the pleasure of seeing a Marsh Fritillary setting up next years generation, Unfortunately they were all past there best but good to see non the less about 10ish all in all.

Enjoy

Andy

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Pale Tussock

Spectacle.JPG
Spectacle

Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi.JPG
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi

Drinker Moth Larvae.JPG
Drinker

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Marsh Frit

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Small-pearl

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Crab Spider

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Re: Andy Brown

Postby Pauline » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:44 am

Never thought I'd say this Andy but that's a great moth! :D (the spectacle) and your photo shows it off so well. Wish I'd seen it - you seem to be single-handedly converting me! :lol:


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