Insect Alley

This morning in the sun walking through areas of wildflowers and hedges the insects were out in droves.

Butterflies – clouded yellow,orange tip and common blue.

Damselflies- lots but one I haven’t seen here before with a distinctive blue band at the base of the abdomen called blue tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegant)

Bees- honey bees and bumble bees all busy on the masses of comfrey with pollen baskets full.

Beetles- two brightly coloured looking at identification the first one stenocorus meridianus the second really red colour – investigating.

In a small area the amount of activity on the plants was huge . I would like to sit for an hour and count insect visitors to one small area.. sounds like a project.

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