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Insects in flight in controlled setup Page 15
Image Taken on 22 May 2009
at 13:40 Image of day on 16 Jun 2009
Ref: 20090616_d01_20090522_1340_214 ft1 red-eyed damselfly imm female on blackthorn leaf side view (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20100717_da1_20100604_1607_359+20100606_1040_001_ft1 red-eyed damselfly imm male in flight with hop sedge (carex pseudocyperus) (montage 1)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
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).
Ref: 20091128_da1_20091029_0954_162_ft1 red-green carpet moth in flight (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20170810_da1_20170618_1331_369+1328_354+1314_337_ft1 ringlet butterfly in 2 flights + blackberry flowers (montage)jpg(r+mb id@768).jpg
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'.
Ref: 20151005_da1_20150802_1337_421+1241_284_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight (wing damage patched) bottom view + teasel head (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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 25 Aug 2019
at 13:23 Image of day on 23 Oct 2019
We caught this male Ruddy Darter Dragonfly while perched on a piece of Iris leaf,
which accompanies it in the photo.
This is the BOTTOM view of the insect - the red top and sides of the abdomen is
not carried through underneath - something we noted many years ago when photographing
dragonflies in UV light on both sides.
Details of this project are on the web site.
Ref: 20191023_da1_20190825_1323_098+1601_144_ft1 ruddy darter dragonfly male in flight (bottom view) + flag iris leaf (montage)(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
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