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This month's images - May 2021


Large Red Damselfly
  A Large Red Damselfly, Alwins Field, 10 May 2021.
This had not long emerged; its wings are not fully hardened and its first flight to this resting point was weak.





Holly Blue butterfly
  A female Holly Blue butterfly in our garden, Alwins Field,
7 May 2021.





Large Red Damselfly
  A Large Red Damselfly emerging from our garden pond, Alwins Field, 7 May 2021. The adult damselfly is seen here bursting out of its larval skin on a rock at the edge of the pond. Its wings are tiny but they will be pumped up to full size and be fairly rigid before it flies away.





Micromoth - Incurvaria masculella
  A Micromoth (Incurvaria masculella) on a window, Alwins Field,
7 May 2021. This is a male with "pectinate" antennae - they look like combs and are designed to sniff out females.





Tawny Mining Bee - Andrena fulva female
  A female Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva), Alwins Field,
7 May 2021.





Honey
                  bee
  A Honey bee in our garden, Alwins Field, feeding on Forget-me-nots, 5 May 2021.





Bluebell
  A typical native Bluebell, Linslade Woods, 2 May 2021.
These are not the same as the scent-less Spanish Bluebells that are sold at garden centres.





Carpet
                  of Bluebells
  A carpet of Bluebells, Linslade Woods, 2 May 2021.





Mining
                  Bee - Andrena nitida female
  A female Grey-patched Mining Bee (Andrena nitida) in Linslade Woods, 2 May 2021.




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