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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Mediterranean Tree Frog

Two mediterranean tree frogs - Hyla meridionalis - from The Camargue, France.

Hyla meridionalis - Mediterranean Tree Frog


Hyla meridionalis - Mediterranean Tree Frog. (Juvenile)

Monday, 5 June 2017

Butterwort


Pinguicula vulagaris
Pinguicula vulgaris

Representing insectivorous plants on the west coast of Scotland - we have sundews and these: butterworts - Pinguicula vulgaris.


Butterwort - Pinguicula vulgaris

Butterwort - Pinguicula vulgaris

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Rhagium bifasciatum

All of a sudden, these longhorn beetles are everywhere!

Rhagium bifasciatum

Rhagium bifasciatum

Rhagium bifasciatum

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tiger Beetles

Cicindela campestris - Tiger Beetle
After taking some nice photos of Japanese tiger beetles in Kyoto last year, I've been keen to get some better images of the common British species - Cicindela campestris this summer:

Cicindela campestris - Tiger Beetle

Cicindela campestris - Tiger Beetle

Cicindela campestris - Tiger Beetle


Cicindela campestris - Tiger Beetle
The photos above and below here show how the same two individuals change colour depending on lighting conditions: with the sun behind them, they appear blue-green (above), while they are much more yellowish-green when viewed from the sunny side.

Cicindela campestris - Tiger Beetle

Cicindela campestris - Tiger Beetle
After copulation, a violent and protracted struggle ensued - the female trying to free itself from the male's grip, but I didn't witness the beginning or the end of this encounter.


Cicindela campestris - Tiger Beetle

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Rough Gatepost

Fencepost of the Week #141


Friday, 26 May 2017

Badgers Playing


Some young badgers messing about at the entrance to their sett.