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Archive images - August 2018

Solitary bee
A small solitary bee (a Base-banded Furrow Bee, genus Lasioglossum), in our garden, Alwins Field, 31 August 2018.

Rosemary beetle
A Rosemary Beetle in our garden, Alwins Field, 31 August 2018.

Roesel's Bush-cricket
A Roesel's Bush-cricket in Linslade Woods, 25 August 2018.

Large white butterfly
A Large White butterfly near Grove Church, 22 August 2018.

Common darter dragonfly
A Common Darter dragonfly hunting on our garden pond, Alwins Field, 21 August 2018.

Southern Hawker dragonfly
This female Southern Hawker dragonfly is laying her eggs on rocks around our garden pond, Alwins Field, 21 August 2018.

Figwort sawfly - Tenthredo scrophulariae
At first sight you could mistake this for a wasp, but it's not a wasp at all as it has no wasp-waist. It is a Figwort Sawfly (Tenthredo scrophulariae) and it was at Ledburn Pit on 17 August 2018.

Brown argus butterfly
The Brown Argus butterfly is a relative of the Common Blue and has a very similar underwing pattern. This one was on a Tansy near the pond in Linslade Woods on 13 August 2018.

Meadow Grasshopper
  Meadow Grasshoppers often hide behind grass stalks and peer out to check whether danger has gone - Linslade Woods, 13 August 2018.

Marmalade hoverfly - Episyrphus balteatus
The Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) is quite common in gardens. This one was in Rothschild Road on 8 August 2018.

Micro moth - Pyrausta aurata
This little micro-moth (Pyrausta aurata) can often be seen resting on leaves; Rothschild Road garden, 8 August 2018.

A Woodpigeon in close-up, drying out on our lawn after taking a bath in the pond. Alwins Field, 5 August 2018.

Green-veined white butterfly
A Green-veined White butterfly in Linslade Woods on 1 August.
This was the day of the Greensand Trust's Bug Lab.
(The tiny bug by its middle foot is a leafhopper.)

Ashy Mining Bee
Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) in Linslade Woods feeding on Wild Carrot flowers, 1 August 2018.

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