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Insects in flight in controlled setup Page 1

Image Taken on 29 Sep 2011 at 13:33    Image of day on 13 Nov 2011

The Angle Shades Moth is very common, but doesn't normally oblige with flying on request for the camera!


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Image Taken on 27 May 2017 at 11:08    Image of day on 18 Jul 2017

An Angle Shades moth making 2 flights.


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Image Taken on 22 Jul 2013 at 12:45    Image of day on 10 Sep 2013

An Angle-Shades moth turning in flight.


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Image Taken on 23 May 2012 at 14:36    Image of day on 18 Jun 2012

This is the very common Angle Shades Moth. Note the common colours between the moth and dead leaf spots.


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Image Taken on 18 Aug 2009 at 09:29    Image of day on 26 Sep 2009

A few days later we put out the moth trap & one of the hundreds of moths was this Angle Shades moth that flew off right by these Woody Nightshade berries that grow over the heating oil tank.


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Image Taken on 22 Jul 2013 at 12:47    Image of day on 10 Sep 2013

The Angle Shades moth is an old favourite visitor. We include this 'incidental' picture of it on the outside of a box because you can clearly see the curled proboscis they share with butterflies.


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Image Taken on 01 May 2011 at 14:34    Image of day on 01 Jun 2011

The first damselflies of the year have made their appearance


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Image Taken on 22 May 2010 at 16:18    Image of day on 02 Jul 2010

The Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) suddenly appeared on Sat 22nd May so out came the insects in flight kit for some pics. This is an Azure Damselfly immature (weak coloured) male.


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Image Taken on 25 May 2009 at 16:13    Image of day on 23 Jun 2009

Most blue damselflies here are the Azure species - a beautiful rich blue.


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Image Taken on 01 Sep 2009 at 13:14    Image of day on 17 Oct 2009




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Image Taken on 01 Sep 2009 at 13:12    Image of day on 17 Oct 2009

What seems to be a new emergence Azure Damselfly was flying along the bank of the pond and 'came in' for a 10 minute photo shoot.


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Image Taken on 19 Jul 2010 at 15:00    Image of day on 30 Aug 2010

This Female Banded Demoiselle (females do not have the wing bands) was our guest for a few pics. The first is a 'head and wing' view of the underneath of the insect flying nearly straight upwards. The twist of their wings in flight is very evident as are the green eyes.


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Image Taken on 19 Jul 2010 at 15:01    Image of day on 30 Aug 2010

And how she might appear in flight if your eyes could capture an image at the approximately 0.03 mS flash duration.


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Image Taken on 05 Jun 2010 at 13:37    Image of day on 20 Jul 2010

From a few days earlier, probably a different male from a different pond taking a flight through our 'flight tunnel' before being returned to where we caught him.


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Image Taken on 30 Jun 2010 at 14:17    Image of day on 05 Aug 2010

We have been seeing male Banded demoiselles damselflies fluttering around the sunlit hedges for a few days. Here is one brought in for a little photo session.


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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2014 at 12:46    Image of day on 27 Aug 2014

We found this male Banded Demoiselle Damselfly at the North boundary where we had been finding Beautiful Demoiselle Damselflies a couples of weeks before.


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Image Taken on 26 Jun 2011 at 13:02    Image of day on 12 Aug 2011

The Banded Demoiselle damselfly female doesn't have the bands on the wings but makes up for it with the glorious green and gold abdomen.


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Image Taken on 29 Jun 2009 at 11:24    Image of day on 03 Aug 2009

The female Banded Demoiselle does not have the band on her wings that her mate does. The sheen on the abdomen is exquisite with a greener tinge than the males. In the recent warm days a 25m grass strip between hedges has become a wonderland of these beauties - about 4 males and a couple of females flutter gently around you as you walk slowly along the path.


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Image Taken on 29 Jun 2009 at 11:41    Image of day on 03 Aug 2009

The edges of the 4 wings are so nearly aligned that they almost look like shadows.


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Image Taken on 23 Jun 2009 at 14:35    Image of day on 30 Jul 2009

The Banded Demoiselle is quite one of the most beautiful damselflies we know of. This is the male - the female has no band on different coloured wings. See in a few days.


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