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    Any bug photos during July 2015

    The previous thread for anyone to post their insect photographs has started to get a bit long winded at 10 pages so I'm starting another monthly thread for anybody who wants to show suitable images. It isn't a competition so imperfect shots are still welcomed, particularly if they show something unusual or interesting on a very general bug based theme.

    The previous Show US Your Bugs images are here

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    OK then, I will start things off with some caterpillars.

    Lackey Moth. I always think these look depressed and over burdened with worry.

    Any bug photos during July 2015

    Magpie Moth caterpillars are 'loopers' and move along in a series of stretches and loops. Quite amusing to watch.

    Any bug photos during July 2015

    Mullein Moth caterpillars also have interesting 'faces'. For some reason they remind me of a cartoon train which has a face on the engine.

    Any bug photos during July 2015

    Anybody else got anything to add?

    WARNING: This thread may contain spiders or material of a sexual nature!
    Last edited by Geoff F; 30th June 2015 at 10:27 PM.

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    Looks like it is that time of the year, Jim. I was photographing some beetles in a similar position today; but with the wind movement, I eventually ditched all of my attempts.

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Great images Geoff, I can never get these guys to stay still for me

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    Lovely capture Jim!

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    I like #2 of Geoff's initial submission...haven't seen any do that lately ...
    Kudo to Jim's bug too...despite the warning...

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    This is a family friendly show Jim, keep it clean
    Best I dust off the Tamron 90mm and join the fun.
    I will see what I can find

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    A few Jumpers!


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    Cheers David...

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    They always look absolutely stunning, David.

    Following on from Mark's horsefly photos. This is my sighting from today.

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    Any bug photos during July 2015

    Pale Giant Horsefly - Tabanus bovinus or just possibly T. sudeticus. An inch long, which does look frightening for a potential biting fly!

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Cheers Geoff, great captures, I hate them with a vengeance

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    got my sync cable today so starting to play and set up off camera flash - ruby tail wasp - not sure but will go with the most common, Chrysis ignita
    f16, 1/250th ISO100

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    None of them are what you would call common, Mark.

    Good photo and probably correct identification although there are several similar species and my information is rather limited.

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    thanks Geoff, much appreciated

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    I would be happy to show you my bug photos if only someone would explain how to photograph them inside the darned software.

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    Lovely capture Mark, have yet to come across one of these beauties!

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    You would need a Micro Macro for that Mike

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    Nice shots David, Geoff and Mark.

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    A little bit of colour.

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    The violet form of an immature Blue-tailed Damselfly. It will eventually become an adult with greenish sides to the thorax instead of the more common blue form. It is eating a small moth.

    Leptura aurulenta. A somewhat uncommon beetle.

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    It was clambering around a plant and not posing for photos so I had to accept whatever I could get. There were some 'better' images with less confusing background but this was the only one which clearly shows the golden bands on the thorax that give a definite identification.

    Another 'second rate' shot but which was ideal for identification is this sawfly - Tenthredopsis litterata.

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    And a fairly standard angle on a Large Skipper.

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    All are good for me Geoff, but the skipper is my favourite!

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    Re: Any bug photos during July 2015

    nice shots Geoff, love the beetle,Leptura very nice.

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