Grey ghost asked me to post this pic of his. What a superb shot it is.
Insects, Arachnids and other small critters
GRANDAUGHTER SAVED THIS CRITTER FROM THE POOL
WE PUT IT ON A SLAB AND IT DRIED OUT AND FLEW OFF (TRUE STORY)
Giant Crane Fly (Holorusia rubiginosa) it's missing a leg
** NEED HELP IN ** I.D. ** DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS-
* darner- dragonfly ??? - ALF SAID IT WAS chopper !!
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Great pictures of the monarch and viceroy BF! It's amazing how well the viceroy mimics the monarch to fool it's enemies.
Such lovely shots and insects! I love it
Gerda, a short while ago there was an item on the news about Tienen being overwhelmed with fire bugs (vuurwantsen) and one of the local politicians talked all about it, but when this terrible bug was shown on tv, it turned out the be the larve of the asian ladybird and not the fire bug at all.
Some politicians will say anything just to get their faces on the tv.
Monarch Butterfly For Comparison
My first ever photos of a Viceroy. Look closely U can see differences. The Monarch is also much larger but being zoomed in thats hard to tell.
This is a Praying Mantis which I photographed today. See what happens when hawk watchings slow!
A Firey Skipper,also seen today. Apparently somewhat rare.
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
This butterfly is somewhat rare for our area. I came across it by accident.It caught my eye and I said hmm thats different. My first sighting ever.