Saturday, 8 August 2015

LAST FROM BULGARIA.

 This is the last of our pictures from Bulgaria.
 It is mostly insects which we hope we have identified correctly.
The first picture is an Ant-lion, the first we have seen. 
They can grow very large and look like a Dragonfly  when flying.
The Mammoth Wasps are huge but apparently 
harmless, didn't put it to the test though.

ANT-LION

SHIELDBUG sp.

MAMMOTH WASP

BLACK-VEINED WHITE MOTH
BUSH CRICKET sp.

CLEG FLY


CRAB SPIDER

FIELD CRICKET

FIERY CLEARWING

FRUIT FLY

GREEN LIZARD

HARLEQUIN LONGHORN

BABY HERMANN'S TORTOISE

HUMMINGBIRD HAWK-MOTH


MUSK BEETLE

NINE SPOTTED MOTH
PYGMY LOCUST

RED LONGHORN

ROESEL'S BUSH CRICKET

SHIELDBUG sp.
STINK BUG sp.

WART BITER

TWO-SPOT LADYBIRD

VINE WEEVIL
WALLCREEPER

WALLCREEPER

Sunday, 26 July 2015

BULGARIA'S BUTTERFLIES.


Here are a few shots of some of the Butterflies we saw in Bulgaria.
Not sure how many species we saw in total but somewhere around 75-80 would not be far out.
There were many types of Fritillary and as we all know, many look very similar with
 their wings open and totally different with them closed so that was a challenge. 


EASTERN FESTOON

BLACK-VEINED WHITE

CHESTNUT HEATH

PEARLY HEATH

EASTERN LARGE HEATH

GREAT BANDED GRAYLING


GLANVILLE FRITILLARY


KNAPWEED FRITILLARY


SPOTTED FRITILLARY
BLACK HAIRSTREAK
SLOE HAIRSTREAK

LITTLE TIGER BLUE


MAP

PURPLE-SHOT COPPER

POPLAR ADMIRAL


POPLAR ADMIRAL

QUEEN of SPAIN FRITILLARY

QUEEN of SPAIN FRITILLARY


SCARCE COPPER

SCARCE COPPER

SCARCE SWALLOWTAIL


SCARCE SWALLOWTAIL


SOOTY COPPER

WOOD WHITE