Sunday 19 August 2018

Anyone For Cricket.

With the weather taking a turn for the worse lately, it was a case of trying to work out what to go and look for.

Following my last hunt for the Southern Emerald Damselfly ending in failure I had assumed that the damselfly had moved on. Then earlier this week Nigel saw either that one, or another male, so on Friday we both met up to see if we could have another go at this rare beauty. 
After much hunting in perfect conditions all we had for our efforts was a Small Red-eyed Damselfly, which kept too far out in the pool, and a rather nice female Great Green Bush-cricket.

Female Great Green Bush-cricket.

The only other time during the week when I had any camera action was a walk along the local patch where the Adonis Blues are suddenly doing well. Although the conditions did not bear well for photography, one female posed reasonably well. I also found a larger Buff-tip larva than those I found a couple of weeks ago.

Female Adonis Blue.

Buff-tip larva.


  1. It's been a few years since I last saw a SED. Hopefully they will get a foothold in eastern England so we can all enjoy them.

  2. These insects are incredible looking. It is amazing that you were able to take such vivid photos. Loved seeing these!! Thanks for the share, hope you had a fantastic weekend. Keep up the posts.

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