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Archive images - August 2020


Hornet
  A Hornet robbing a spider of its catch, Ouzel Valley, 31 August 2020.





Whitefly
  A Whitefly, Alwins Field, 28 August 2020.
Whitefly are not actually flies, they are bugs in the family Aleyrodidae.





Lacewing larva
  A Lacewing larva on an apple, Alwins Field, 28 August 2020.
Lacewing larvae are fierce predators, but rather small.





Codling Moth larva
  A Codling Moth larva inside an apple grown in Alwins Field, 28 August 2020. Codling Moths are a well known pest. (The orange-red stuff is "frass", i.e. its poo.)





Midge
  This is a Non-biting Midge (Chironomid), only about 5mm body length, in our garden, Alwins Field, 28 August 2020.
You can tell it's a male by its plumose (feathery) antennae.





Sage Leaf-hoppers
  Two Sage Leaf-hoppers on a Purple Sage plant in our garden, Alwins Field, 28 August 2020.
The one on the left is Eupteryx melissae and that on the right is Eupteryx decemnotata. The differences include the pattern of spots on the head.





Large White butterfly - female
  A fresh-looking Large White butterfly in Linslade Woods,
26 August 2020.





Southern Hawker dragonfly
  A Southern Hawker dragonfly laying her eggs on mossy rocks by our garden pond, Alwins Field, 26 August 2020.





Common Darter draginflies
  A pair of Common Darters in Linslade Woods, 24 August 2020.
They have just finished mating and the pair went on to oviposit (lay eggs) in the pond.





Silver Y Moth
  A Silver Y Moth in Linslade Woods, 24 August 2020.
These moths are immigrants from the continent, but this one seems to be laying eggs.





Speckled Wood butterfly
  A Speckled Wood, the commonest species of butterfly in Linslade Woods at the moment - 24 August 2020.





Banded Demoiselle
  A male Banded Demoiselle perched by the Grand Union Canal at Linslade, 20 August 2020.





Comma butterfly
  A Comma butterfly by the canal at Linslade, 20 August 2020.





Wolf Spider with babies
  A Wolf Spider carrying its babies on its back, Alwins Field allotments, 16 August 2020.





Black slug - Arion ater agg.
  A large "Black Slug" (Arion ater agg.) in its brown form, Alwins Field allotments, 16 August 2020. The recent rain suits it well.





Common Blue butterfly
  A Common Blue butterfly taking a break while laying her eggs on Bird's Foot Trefoil in our garden, Alwins Field, 12 August 2020.





Cross Spider
  A young Cross Spider in our garden, Alwins Field, 12 August 2020.





Rhopalus subrufus
  A Rhopalid bug (Rhopalus subrufus) in our garden (not seen here before), Alwins Field, 12 August 2020.





Common Frog
  A Common Frog in our garden at night, Alwins Field,  5 August 2020.





Brown Argus butterfly
  A Brown Argus butterfly in King's Wood, 2 August 2020. This is a very small butterfly.





Yellow-face Bee
  A male Yellow-face Bee in King's Wood, 2 August 2020. This is a small bee, only about 5mm long. Female Yellow-face bees usually have much more yellow on their face than the males.





Meadow Grasshopper
  A Meadow Grasshopper in King's Wood, 2 August 2020. Meadow Grasshoppers are usually green but can have red and brown on them.





Field Grasshopper
  A Field Grasshopper in King's Wood, 2 August 2020. This one has a nice russet pronotum but the colours are very variable in this species.





Long-winged Conehead - female
  A female Long-winged Conehead on a Rhubarb leaf at Alwins Field allotments, 1 August 2020. Coneheads are types of Bush-cricket, which all have very long antennae. (Grasshoppers have relatively short antennae.)




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