Posts tagged “cow parsley

A New Disguise

After encountering this ‘Map’ butterfly back in May, I was absolutely certain that I would never forget it, however I did forget this butterfly takes on a new form in the summer…

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The above image is the darker summer form when we recently met on the edge of a forest and underneath is my first ever encounter with this gem amongst the spring blooms on the marsh…

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High Noon

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It was exactly 11:58 when I pressed the shutter release so this noon fly was right on time! 😎

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Suddenly these soldier beetles seemingly appeared from nowhere…from one day to the next they were present in each and every cow parsley flower I came across. In the above image it is readily apparent why these beetles are known as leatherjackets.

These beetles are quite active in their search for nectar amongst the blooms and can be quite amusing as they appear to stumble and sometimes even fall in their clumsy quest for nutrition…

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A Moment of Clarity

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