Friday, 6 July 2012

Bookham Common.

While I was waiting on Bookham Common for the Silver-washed Frits to appear (see previous post) a few other species kept me entertained.

 Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

 Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

 Comma (Polygonia c-album)

 An immature female Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo). Note the very distinctive white pseudo-pterostigma near the tip of each wing.

 Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)

Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum). Distinguished from the Common Darter by the totally black legs and lack of a darker middle segment on the side of the thorax.
 Bumble Bee (Bombus hortorum)

And then just like the Bee it was time for me for to move on to pastures new ... an afternoon visit to Thursley Common where the insect life was subtly different. (Details to follow soon).

Wherever you are ..... have an interesting wildlife weekend (if the weather permits!) ..... FAB.


  1. that's the 2nd ringlet i've seen today on a UK blog. :) so beautiful.

    just love that bee butt flying off!

  2. Nice collection Frank. I have not seen a BB Chaser this year yet.

  3. Beautiful! Your photos are always so impressive.

  4. A wonderful collection of creatures - these are beautiful photos, especially the bee flying off.

  5. Such great pictures!! How do you get them to pose so nicely for you???

  6. I love them all, Frank! But...the last photo with the fat bumble bee flying away with his pollen baskets full is my fav! It made me chuckle...

  7. Nice shots again Frank and a few useful tips on the dragonfly species! I will have to go back and look at my recently taken pictures of what I think are Common Darters, just to make sure!
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  8. Oh I simply must choose a favorite of these and it would be the lovely Ringlet, had never seen one before, what a gorgeous shade of mink brown it is~

  9. you have such an assortment of winged insects to photograph; well done!

  10. Great set of images Frank, well captured. And the last one, excellent!...[;o)

  11. Hi Everyone. Thanks for the appreciative feedback.

    The weather conditions have been far from perfect for capturing quality images of any insects this season so for me it's just a matter of being patient and hoping they will perch just long enough!


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