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Insects in flight in controlled setup Page 12

Image Taken on 02 Aug 2015 at 14:13    Image of day on 06 Oct 2015

A rather 'worn' Red admiral Butterfly could nevertheless fly well.


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Image Taken on 22 Aug 2010 at 12:07    Image of day on 08 Oct 2010

A bit of sunshine tends to bring out the butterflies on even quite cool days. These two were enjoying a sheltered patch of blackberries (brambles) when we 'invited' them in for a photo session.
First a Red Admiral butterfly.


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Image Taken on 16 Sep 2010 at 16:18    Image of day on 05 Nov 2010

And now a Red Admiral butterfly.


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Image Taken on 30 Aug 2009 at 09:42    Image of day on 08 Oct 2009

A pristine batch of Red Admiral butterflies have emerged, and we caught a couple to photograph. The first was taken in flight at a moment that shows both top and bottom of the wings.


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Image Taken on 09 Aug 2010 at 11:06    Image of day on 24 Sep 2010

We put the moth trap out Sunday-Monday night and caught something like 1000 insects! Many wouldn't oblige in our flight kit, but some did. Here is a Red Underwing Moth, a large moth we have not seen before that looks just mottled grey when at rest.


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Image Taken on 22 May 2009 at 13:34    Image of day on 16 Jun 2009

A Red-Eyed damselfly with wonderful bronze and bright yellow-green body, and of course red eyes. This is a female not yet ready to breed.


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Image Taken on 22 May 2009 at 13:40    Image of day on 16 Jun 2009




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Image Taken on 04 Jun 2010 at 16:07    Image of day on 17 Jul 2010

A red-eyed damselfly without red eyes!
Many damselflies and dragonflies change colour hugely during their lives and this the form of the immature male - yet to develop red eyes and blue colouration on the last 2 tail segments. Thanks to Alan Nelson of the BDS for the ID.


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Image Taken on 29 Oct 2009 at 09:54    Image of day on 28 Nov 2009

A red & green mottled moth with a name that matches it's appearance (not that this helped us discover what it was called).


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Image Taken on 18 Jun 2017 at 13:31    Image of day on 10 Aug 2017

Out in the sunshine our meadow has an atypically large number of this attractive Ringlet butterfly. In flight the wing blur gives the impression is of a dark purple, and every year takes us by surprise when we see it perched or caught 'motionless' as here.


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Image Taken on 02 Aug 2015 at 13:37    Image of day on 05 Oct 2015

A Ringlet Butterfly is a subtly beautiful creature we see a few of in most years.
tiny slit of wing was missing & it really spoilt the effect, so 'photoshopped' a small 'repair'.


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Image Taken on 06 Jul 2015 at 13:15    Image of day on 05 Sep 2015

A Ringlet Butterfly, a delicate butterfly even by butterfly standards, is easily recognised by the distinctive rings pattern.


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Image Taken on 02 Jul 2010 at 12:43    Image of day on 07 Aug 2010

And here against a Hawthorn hedge backdrop where we also see them.


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Image Taken on 27 Jun 2010 at 16:30    Image of day on 07 Aug 2010

Ringlet Butterflies are new to us here in the last few years and this year are in good numbers. This is the insect in flight with the low clover flowers they tend to flitter between.


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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2014 at 11:21    Image of day on 26 Aug 2014

Ringlet Butterflies have just emerged and were fluttering around the flowers of a privet hedge.


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Image Taken on 23 Jun 2009 at 14:23    Image of day on 31 Jul 2009

The ringlet butterfly is one of those quiet little browns that rewards a closer look.


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Image Taken on 09 Jul 2013 at 13:14    Image of day on 21 Aug 2013

The Ringlet butterfly is an attractive brown butterfly.


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Image Taken on 09 Aug 2010 at 11:37    Image of day on 23 Sep 2010

This 'Ruby Tiger Moth' fits the description but is much redder than any illustrations or other photos but it varies a lot with geography.


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Image Taken on 11 Aug 2013 at 11:16    Image of day on 01 Oct 2013

What we believe is a Ruby Tiger Moth montaged from 3 separate flights to make this impression.


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Image Taken on 18 Aug 2012 at 13:58    Image of day on 29 Sep 2012

This Ruddy Darter is an intermediate sized dragonfly that will perch on a stick hanging out over the water as seen in the second image.


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