Thu 14/05/2018

Groovy wasp in the office at work!

Miscellaneous parasitic wasp
Miscellaneous parasitic wasp
Thick-legged flower beetle. Oedemera nobilis
Thick-legged flower beetle. Oedemera nobilis

 

 

I have to walk past a dog rose in Church Walk on the way home, and today it was alive with thick-legged flower beetles – so called because they like flowers and the male has thick legs, like this.

Large skipper butterfly Ochlodes sylvanus
Large skipper butterfly Ochlodes sylvanus

 

 

This large skipper butterfly was quite obliging to the cameras too – it wouldn’t open its wings fully, but then they rarely do; this strange pose in which the hind wings are slightly more open than the forewings is characteristic of large skippers.

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