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Another visit to Ouse Fen Nature Reserve, a place I can’t seem to keep away from at the moment, mainly thanks the plethora of insect life that throng the flower meadows this time of year.
So cue some close up images of moths, butterflies, ladybirds, wasps, crickets, grasshoppers, skippers, spiders and dragonflies.
I’ve stuck half of them in this post and the rest will be in the next one, so check back in a couple of days for more colourful insect goodness.
Let the show begin…
|Gatekeeper butterfly on some cow parsley.|
|Nicely detailed shot of this red admiral, it's a shame his wings are so ragged.|
|A digger wasp and seven spot ladybird clamber about a thistle.|
|A couple of six-spot burnets, a type of moth, show off their vibrant markings.|
|Tiny spider spins a web among the leaves of a bush.|
|2 seven spot ladybirds discuss something important.|
|Managed to capture this red admiral on the wing as it flew through the grasses.|
|Six-spot burnets again, having a good old feed.|
|A meadow brown with dappled sunlight on its wings.|
|This digger wasp seems to have taken an interest in the ladybird now, could be time |
for a spot of lunch.
|Typical of all moths, this burnet has feathered antenna, unlike butterflies and |
skippers which have stem-like apendages.
|Couldn't resist the eye catching pattern of this peacock among the grass.|