The last few days of sunshine

The weather is forecast to change over the weekend but before then are still quite a few ‘summer’ insects on the wing. Here are a few from Parke yesterday.

Cicadella viridisThis is the green leafhopper Cicadella viridian which is a pretty common and attractive bug which lives in wet meadows

Small copperA small copper butterfly sunning itself – 3rd brood this year

Common darterA common darter dragonfly – these insects will keep going until the first frosts

Drone flyA drone fly which is mimicking a honeybee. These insects get sustenance from ivy  which is coming into flower right now – an important autumn source of nectar

Cant imagine I’ll be taking many more insect pictures this year ….


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