5 Spot Burnet Moths on Knapweed

Damsels, Dragons, Moths & Caterpillars (and some other insects....)

Among Benny Tonner's albums



  • About to snatch the pebble..

    remember Kung Fu, the 70's TV series ? Walter's copse, Newtown.

  • Death in the afternoon

    Popped out in the on/off drizzle to Walter's copse this afternoon to see what butterflies were about as they'd be roosting in the inclement weather. Some were, this one wasn't quite so fortunate.

  • Common Darter - Sympetrum striolatum

    [F]


  • Jersey Tiger - Euplagia quadripunctaria

    on Buddlia. This specimen has been in the back garden for a while now, seemingly turning up at around 10:00 A.M.or thereabouts. I've noticed this sort of timekeeping in Hummingbird Hawk Moths too, dinner time is dinner time, it would seem.

  • Poplar Hawk-moth - Laothoe populi

    mating. I was alerted to these on a neighbours' pond filter box.

  • Poplar Hawk-moth - Laothoe populi

    mating. I was alerted to these on a neighbours' pond filter box.


  • Leafhopper

    upperside, on the bedroom window, inside the bedroom window........ See here for a full frontal view by Mr Burton; www.ipernity.com/doc/keithburton/4688757 4

  • Landing



  • Jersey Tiger - Euplagia quadripunctaria

    on thornless seedless Blackberry, back garden. Wouldn't , just wouldn't, open those wings to reveal the dazzling orange under wing. Bizarrely, this moth is thought of and publicised as a butterfly on the Greek island of Rhodes where it positively abound…

  • Web designer


  • Common Emerald - Hemithea aestivaria

    Parkhurst. Nikkor 105mm AF-S Micro f2.8 G ED butterfly-conservation.org/1034-14120/co mmon-emerald.html


  • Tug o' war

    R: Cinnamon bug - Corizus hyoscyami L: Norman "Bites yer legs" Hunter Spotted these two sparring this morning on a wind whipped Dog Daisy, never having seen the red and black beastie prior to this. Unfortunately, most of the images are unusable because…

  • Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula

    [f] settled for a noon siesta, back garden.

  • Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula

    [f] settled for a noon siesta, back garden.


  • Dark-edged Bee-fly - Bombylius major

    sunbathing.

  • Headbanger aka Caddis fly.

    3 image stack in CS6. No idea what it is. Around 3/4" long.This crashed into my head like a stone before landing. Many thanks to Cheryl Beal for the ID.

  • Hummingbird Hawk Moth - Macroglossum stellatarum

    Ventnor on red Valerian, 09-09-17.


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