Water striders are not the easiest insects to photograph; they zip about on the surface of the water so a fast shutter speed is required. If you try hard enough, … Continue Reading Water striders – at home on the surface
Speckled Wood butterflies, Pararge aegeria, come in a variety of shapes and colours. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this species, is that it varies along a huge gradient (called … Continue Reading Speckled, but inclined to vary!
The Southern Monarch butterfly, Danaus erippus (= Danaus plexippus erippus), is found in tropical and subtropical latitudes of South America, including Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. The larvae feed on a … Continue Reading The Southern Monarch butterfly.
This large wasp came flying around the corner like a helicopter and landed on the bank beside me. It was large and beautifully coloured, with toffee-brown legs and antennae and … Continue Reading A two tone wasp