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Insects in flight in controlled setup Page 13
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.
Ref: 20150905_da1_20150706_1315_351+1328_393_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight + clover flowers (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20100807_da1_20100702_1243_053_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight against hawthorn foliage (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20100807_da1_20100627_1630_289+1642_328_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight with clover flowers (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20140826_da1_20140622_1121_026+1326_103_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight with privet flower head (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20090731_da1_20090623_1423_052+1515_183 ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight with red campion (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 09 Jul 2013
at 13:14 Image of day on 21 Aug 2013
The Ringlet butterfly is an attractive brown butterfly.
Ref: 20130821_da1_20130709_1314_031+20130707_1331_084_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight with thistle flower (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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
Ref: 20100923_da1_20100809_1137_189+1400_236_ft1 ruby tiger moth (phragmatobia fuliginosa) in flight with grass seed head (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20131001_da1_20130811_1116_167+1112_150+1120_179_ft1 ruby tiger moth (q) in 3 flights (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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
Ref: 20120929_da1_20120818_1358_032_ft1 ruddy darter dragonfly male in flight (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 10 Jul 2010
at 15:59 Image of day on 21 Aug 2010
A 'Ruddy Darter' dragonfly caught over the sedge at Duck pond who we
'invited' in for a few minutes for some photos in flight.
Ref: 20100821_da1_20100710_1559_175+1635_192_ft1 ruddy darter dragonfly mature male in flight with hop sedge (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 12 Sep 2010
at 09:43 Image of day on 09 Nov 2010
We are fairly sure this moth is a 'Sallow'. We didn't get any one
shot we thought told the whole story so here are two views on
either side of a twig.
Ref: 20101109_da1_20100912_0943_127+133+0940_121_ft1 the sallow moth in flight - 2 views either side of hawthorn twig (montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image Taken on 29 Oct 2009
at 10:01 Image of day on 29 Nov 2009
We found we had another with much less obvious marks in orange.
A completely normal variation according to the 'book'.
Ref: 20091129_da1_20091029_1001_185_ft1 the satellite moth (brown markings) in flight (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 29 Oct 2009
at 09:44 Image of day on 29 Nov 2009
Probably the last outing for the moth-trap this year only collected
some 50 insects but some were new species for us.
This moth gets the name Satellite Moth' from an interesting 'dot' pattern
on the wing with two 'satellite' dots by each main spot marking.
Ref: 20091129_da1_20091029_0944_150+0909_029_ft1 the satellite moth in flight with blackthorn (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 16 Jul 2009
at 14:22 Image of day on 19 Aug 2009
A pretty creamy gold moth called the Scalloped Oak shown in flight.
Ref: 20090819_da1_20090716_1422_403+1453_476 ft1 scalloped oak moth in flight with hawthorn twig (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 27 May 2017
at 11:22 Image of day on 18 Jul 2017
Another first for us, this time the Scorched Wing Moth.
We couldn't get it to fly for the camera, so here is our initial 'ID' pic.
Ref: 20170718_da1_20170527_1122_080_ft1 scorched wing moth (plagodis dolabraria) (crop on box)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 18 May 2009
at 13:23 Image of day on 08 Jun 2009
The female Scorpion fly doesn't have anything that suggests a
scorpion. The face ends in a 'beak' pointing down and left here.
The body is about 2 cm long.
Ref: 20090608_dc1_20090518_1323_037+1331_046 ft1 scorpion fly female in flight with blackthorn (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 22 May 2009
at 11:48 Image of day on 08 Jun 2009
But this is the male with a harmless (its said - we are not going to try
it out) 'scorpion' tail complete with gap between the 'pincers'
Ref: 20090608_d01_20090522_1148_111+1124_035 ft1 scorpion fly male in flight with blackthorn (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 24 Jun 2009
at 15:58 Image of day on 02 Sep 2015
From our archive of 6 years ago, here is an image of a
Silver-ground Carpet Moth in flight with a Red Campion flower.
Ref: 20150902_da1_20090624_1558_212+1516_187 ft1 silver-ground carpet moth in flight with red campion flower (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 25 Jul 2009
at 12:56 Image of day on 31 Aug 2009
This is the first Burnet Moth of any sort we have spotted here.
They are day-flying moths but don't fly very readily.
So we have made a montage of our guest doing the best flight we got and
then fluttering on a teasel head (where we had found it).
Ref: 20090831_da1_20090725_1256_169+1306_223 ft1 six-spot burnet moth in flight and perched on teasel (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 06 Jul 2015
at 10:40 Image of day on 03 Sep 2015
Our first ever sighting of a Small Elephant Hawk Moth, along with a
(non-small) Elephant Hawk Moth, gave us a chance to compare them.
The Small Elephant Hawk Moth is on the left, and the Elephant Hawk Moth
is on the right.
This is a photo-montage but at exactly the same scale. They are
not just different sizes of the same insect, but distinct species
with similar colour palette but different colour patterns. Both
are quite small 'for hawk moths' - you might imagine that
anything called 'Elephant' was at the large end, but it is the
appearance of the caterpillar as a brown 'trunk' that gives them
Ref: 20150903_da1_20150706_1040_088+1116_183_ft1 small elephant hawk moth + elephant hawk moth (identical scale montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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