Friday, 3 July 2009

Bugs Abound.

Lots of Bugs and Moths around at the moment and some are really attractive up close,
not sure Sue would agree with me though, she much prefers Birds and Butterflies.




None of these Moths were trapped. Some were found in buildings at work and some in the
house, one was even found in the Greenhouse.













I know the Marbled White Butterfly is very tatty, but I have included it because I've not
seen one in Cornwall before. John

32 comments:

  1. What a fantastic selection again JR and Sue!! I love seeing the bugs from your part of the world.

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  2. What a colourful montage again, especially those moths.
    Well done on your first Marbled White in Cornwall

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  3. Very nice! I especially like the photos with the natural foliage and flowers. The grasshopper shots are super.

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  4. Whilst I'm with Sue, it's a great selection John.

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  5. Hey these are great!! totally tickled me pink..well accually not pink...don't even like the color..I wonder if tickled green is ok? :)

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  6. Great set John.
    Love that Drinker facing the camera.

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  7. Superb selection. you have got me thinking about moths now.
    Sam

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  8. Some lovely looking shots there again John.

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  9. Another fantastic collection John and Sue.

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  10. John,

    so that is what a hover fly looks like! I have a shot of them flying in X-rated "tandem" on my blog. I do envy the superb clarity of your photos. They are simply stunning.

    cheers,
    Wilma

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  11. Great collection and nice images!

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  12. ...some of the moths are crazy! The one with the orange background almost looks like a bat. Very cool...

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  13. Some superb species there guys! keep up the good work, i've added your Blog to my Blog.

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  14. Love the lobster moth. madibirder

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  15. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I am so pleased because it means I have found yours! I don't know how I missed it before! I have had a good look through and it is great stuff with beautiful photos. I think moths are often overlooked which is a shame as there is such a wealth of them, I photographed two in the house in the last couple of days which I shall post soon.

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  16. Great set as always John, some real crackers in there. Catch you soon

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  17. fabulous photographs and beautiful moths.Thanks for your comment on my blog(couldn't even call myself an amateur)as like shysongbird it has brought me to yours which I will follow with pleasure
    Sheila

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  18. The Hoverfly is stunning John. Your macro is getting better by the post !

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  19. John,

    Glad you found my blog, as I've found a cool place to visit right here. The ringlet photos and others just give me a good idea on what is to come here.

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  20. Hi John and Sue I am always amazed at the number of great pictures of moths and butterflies on your blog, I have never taken a lot of notice of moths, butterflies and insects in the past but now I keep my eyes open for them. Keith

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  21. Wonderful display of the small creatures! I find insects a never ending source of interest. Just when you think you've seen it all...you see something strange to peak your interest.

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  22. Hi JR and Sue, just a quick note to say my web address as changed its- http://mothingaroundnorfolk.blogspot.com/

    Cheers

    Robert

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  23. Hi John and Sue.
    Another great variety of photo's. I am glad that I don't have to pick a favourite out of those.

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  24. Thank you for all your comments,what started as a gap filler until the Birding re-started has kept us really busy.Before I started doing Moths I didn't realize they were so colourful.Doesn't matter where you look,there is always something to Photograph and Moths stay still longer then Butterflies.

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  25. Excellent set of images of some cracking species. Well done, John,

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  26. So many great photos! That green moth looked like a tree leaf!

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  27. Just found you JRandSue. Big disappointment, no contact address so can/will you contact me at......

    merlin4@tiscali.co.uk

    Regards Pete Woodruff (Birds2blog)

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  28. Interested to know where you saw the Marbled White. Was it photographed within its normal range i.e. east of a line between the Fowey and Camel Estuaries or to the west? There have been a few sightings west of this line in the past but no colonies now, as far as I know.
    John
    Cornwall Butterfly Recorder

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  29. Hi Jowan.
    I took it at Folder,just West of Saltash.
    John.

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  30. Cheers, I spent a few days b&b nearby at St. Stephens the week before - nice area to walk

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