7.6.16.

Tuesday…Sunny morning..21ºC.

I had an unsuccessful morning using my other Clearwing Pheromones. But there were plenty of natural pheromones in action on HC. I will highlight them in action.

Common Yellow Conch (Agapeta havana) on Wardens wall…

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This Common Toad did not want it’s photo taking, and kept turning the other way. So decided to get down to ground level and sneak up on it. I ended up almost nose to nose…Or nose to lens…

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I think this was the first lot of natural pheromones on display. These 2 Small Magpies were holding there wings up (they usually hold them down) and spinning on the car park sign…

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Also in an unusual position was this Green Carpet. I don’t think I have ever seen the underside of this moth…

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Clearwing Pheromone hanging above Birdsfoot Trefoil…

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Large Skippers are getting more numerous now…

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The second natural pheromones at work. This pair of Small Heath did acrobatics in the air for ages…

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It’s one of my favourite times of the year, when the woodland smells absolutely beautiful, form the very fragrant Honeysuckle…

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Scoparia ancipitella….

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Soldier Beetle (Cantharus pellucida)…

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Unidentified Gall…

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My first Harlequin Ladybird this year…

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I always try to take photos of Carpet Moths, just because of the small differences of a large family of moths. This one was a Silver-ground Carpet again…

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Dog Bug…

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Sawfly (Rhogogaster)…

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I enjoyed seeing this event unfold. I was taking a photo of a Green Hairstreak, when a Honey Bee decided it wanted to feed on the same Bramble flowers. It ended with the Honey Bee coming from behind the Green Hairstreak and giving me a rarely seen view or photographed upper side of it’s wings, albeit blurred with wing movement…

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Wasp Beetle (Clytus arieltis)…

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There is still a Four-spotted Chaser (Top Photo) and a Broad-bodied Chaser (Bottom Photo) having a few aerial battles on the Island Pool…

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The last photo of the day, and also the last natural pheromones I saw at work today. These 2 Large Red Damselflies hanging out together…

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