Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Small stuff

I knew this micromoth was new to me, but I had to get back to the web before I could name it. Micropterix aruncella. 3mm long! What a handsome beast.

Another micro, but a much larger one, at 12mm long. Timothy Tortrix - Aphelia paleana. I found a new larva of this the other night, so it's clearly around in all of its stages.

One of the Snipe Flies - Chrysopilus cristatus.

The hoverfly Xylota segnis is highly atypical of hoverflies: it runs very quickly over leaves, brushing its head from side to side, gathering pollen. Those legs are made for jumping - bizarre!

Nice shadow.

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