Thursday, 29 July 2010
Added this photograph to the leg page to show the difference between a male and female bumblebee hind leg - the male has no pollen basket. It is sometimes the easist way to spot a male.
Saw my first male of the year 2 weeks ago, a pratorum male as usual.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
Been falling behind with adding my images to the web site as I'm just taking too many. Added these 3 today of the Ghost swift moth, Ghost moth, Swift moth - seen all 3 of these common names quoted! Earlier in the year my garden was full of these cocoons, so I took one in to hatch it out, and then once I'd done that I identified it, and realised that I'd photographed the caterpillar earlier in the year.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Thursday, 8 July 2010
The woods seemed to be filled with this little moth a few mornings ago, it is called the Common white wave, and it certainly was common. I never knew just how pretty it was until I took this photograph though. Perhaps I'll pay more attention to the smaller moths now.
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Monday, 5 July 2010
Created a new page for one of the most common north American bumblebees, Bombus impatiens. All of the photographs on this page have been sent in by visitors to the site. Including this lovely photograph of a worker licking up honeydew.