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Archive images - June 2018


Ringlet butterfly
A ringlet butterfly in Linslade Woods, 29 June 2018.





Speckled bush cricket
A speckled bush-cricket in Linslade Woods, 29 June 2018.





Red soldier beetle close-up
A red soldier beetle in Linslade Woods, 29 June 2018.





Ruddy darter
A ruddy darter dragonfly in a Burcott garden, 28 June 2018.





Marbled white butterfly
A marbled white butterfly in Linslade Woods, 27 June 2018.





Cinnabar moth caterpillars
Cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragwort in Linslade Woods, photographed 27 June 2018.





Ant woodlouse
Ant woodlice are very small crustaceans that live in association with ants. This one was in our garden, Alwins Field, on 26 June 2018.





Common Buzzard
A common buzzard over the River Ouzel, 20 June 2018.





Grey wagtail
A grey wagtail feeding on the River Ouzel, 20 June 2018.





Large skipper butterfly - male
A large skipper butterfly in Linslade Woods, 18 June 2018.





Meadow brown butterfly
Meadow brown butterfly in Linslade Woods, 18 June 2018.





Blackbird
Female blackbird taking food to her nest in our garden, Alwins Field, 17 June 2018.
She seems to have some tiny snails as well as unidentified wriggly.





Salsify
A flower of salsify on the allotments at Alwins Field, 8 June 2018.
Salsify was brought to the UK from Europe and was grown for its roots. Now it is more often seen as a weed rather than a food crop.





Reed bunting
A male reed bunting near the River Ouzel, Linslade on 8 June 2018.





Backswimmer
A backswimmer from our garden pond, Alwins Field, 7 June 2018.
(We used to call them water boatmen when we were kids, but water boatmen swim the right way up; this insect swims upside-down.)





Water beetle
A water beetle from our garden pond, Alwins Field, 7 June 2018.
It is breathing through its tail.
(The dark shape above is its reflection in the water surface.)





Elephant hawkmoth
An elephant hawkmoth in our garden, Alwins Field, 6 June 2018.
(It was found, dead, poor thing.)





Large red damselfly
A large red damselfly by a garden pond in Rothschild Road, Linslade, on 6 June 2018.





Longhorn beetle - Stenurella melanura
A longhorn beetle (Stenurella melanura) photographed in Linslade Woods, 6 June 2018.





Hoverfly - Xanthogramma pedissequum
A very brightly marked hoverfly (Xanthogramma pedissequum) feeding on bindweed flowers in Linslade Woods, 6 June 2018.





Spiderlings
A ball of newly hatched spiderlings (young of the garden or cross spider), on rosemary in our garden, Alwins Field, 3 June 2018.





Red-tailed bumble-bee - Bombus lapidarius Queen
A queen red-tailed bumble-bee (Bombus lapidarius) on the Alwins Field allotments, 1 June 2018.





Leatherbug - Coreus marginatus
A leatherbug (Coreus marginatus) on rhubarb on the Alwins Field allotments, 1 June 2018.




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