Open your eyes and you will see...

Open your eyes and you will see... ~ 11th June 2016 ~ 

Yesterday morning my parents and I went on a long dog walk around our local nature reserve. As usual, I took my binoculars, but I also decided to take my camera with a macro lens on it.

Recently I have been getting really interested in insects/plants etc and so I decided that I would slow things down and try to see the smaller things on our walk that I would usually miss! And I was not disappointed at all - I saw a huge array of wildlife and below are a selection of the 800+ photos that I took on our 2.5 hour walk.

I don't have an ID for all of the creatures so if you can help, please comment below or message me - it would be greatly appreciated!

Red-headed Cardinal Beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis)
Our crazy dog haring through the meadow
Chrysoteuchia culmella
Pithanus maerkelii?
Common Malachite (Malachius bipustulatus)
Silver Y (Autographa gamma)
Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum)
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
Glyphipterix thrasonella
Neofaculta ericetella
Meadow Grasshopper nymph (Chorthippus parallelus)
Harvestman species
Hemicrepidus hirtus
Glyphipterix fuscoviridella
Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata)
Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela campestris)
Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela campestris)
Common Heath (Ematurga atomaria)
Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa)
Chrysopa perla
Cranefly sp (Possibly Tipula paludosa)
Ditropis pteridis
Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis)
Yellow-tail Moth caterpillar (Euproctis similis)
Xanthogramma pedissequum
Slow Worm (Anguis fragilis)
Chrysolina oricalcia
Nemophora degeerella
Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
Meliscaeva auricollis
Scorpionfly sp (Maybe Panorpa germanica)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great photos! I can't help much with the identifications but you need to look at the male's genital capsule to identify scorpion flies. Yours looks like a female and is in the wrong position anyway.
    Best wishes,