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This month's images - June 2019


Box Bug
  A Box Bug (Gonocerus acuteangulatus) on the handle of a wheelie bin in our garden, Alwins Field, 14 June 2019.
The first report of this bug in Bedfordshire occurred in 2009.





White Plume Moth
  A White Plume Moth in our garden, Alwins Field, 14 June 2019.





Speckled Wood butterfly
  A Speckled Wood butterfly at Sandhouse Lane NR, 9 June 2019.





Black Snipefly - female
  The Black Snipefly is a carnivore. This female was at Sandhouse Lane NR, 9 June 2019, sitting on Japanese Knotweed, waiting to pounce on a smaller insect passing by.





Large Skipper butterfly
  A Large Skipper butterfly feeding on Red Clover in Linslade Woods,
6 June 2019.





Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans
  A bee-mimic hoverfly (Volucella bombylans) in Linslade Woods,
6 June 2019.





Little Egret
  A Little Egret in the Ouzel, seen from the Town Bridge, 5 June 2019.





The Mullein Moth
  A caterpillar of a moth known as "The Mullein". There were several of these on a Great Mullein on Alwins Field allotments, 5 June 2019.





Reed Bunting
  A Reed Bunting singing at Astral Lake Park, 3 June 2019.





Mother Shipton Moth
  Mother Shipton Moth at Astral Lake Park, 3 June 2019.
Mother Shipton was a Yorkshire "witch" and the moth gets the name from the apparent image of her face on its forewing.





Yellowhammer
  This Yellowhammer was in a ditch, where it seems to have had a bath, at Astral Lake Park on 3 June 2019.





Large Red Damselflies
  A pair of Large Red Damselflies by the pond in our Alwins Field garden, 2 June 2019. The male clasps the female by the neck and does not let go until they have mated and she has laid her eggs.





7-spot Ladybird Larva
  The larva of a 7-spot Ladybird, Alwins Field garden, 2 June 2019.





Hedgehog
  A Hedgehog in our Alwins Field garden at 3 am, 2 June 2019.




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