Invertebrates

Occasionally we notice larger insects and spiders that we can photograph and attempt to identify. We are gradually building up a collection of labelled photographs. In particular, we have focused on butterflies and damselflies, the latter particularly in the very wet year 2011-12. We are grateful when visiting experts come and help us with identification.

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Visiting expert checking out an insect catch

 

 

 

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Slender ringtail damselfly (Male)

 

 

 

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Common bluetail damselfly

 

 

 

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Blue ringtail damselfly

 

 

 

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Red and blue damselfly

 

 

 

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Tau emerald dragonfly eating a blow fly

 

 

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Purplewinged mantid apparently cannibalising another

 

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Mantis fly lacewing