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Butterflies and hovers

Posted in "Butts Piece", insects, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , on 4 August 2014 by bramblejungle

The last few weeks have seen the usual comma, peacock, red admiral, meadow brown… in good numbers. Here are some of the others: a Holly Blue with its wings open
Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)

An Essex Skipper at Butts Piece: these look much like Small Skippers, but have antennae that are black under the tip

Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

Meanwhile the garden – especially the marjoram patch – has been full of hoverflies (mouse-over the photos for details)

Chrysotoxum verralliHoverfly - Myathropa floreaThick-legged hoverfly (Syritta pipiens)Narcissus Bulb Fly (Merodon equestris)Syrphus ribesii


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