Red lacewing – beauty in warning colours

I often find, when I take a set of photographs, that I am initially disappointed with the results. The reason being that one has such great expectations regarding the results, sometimes even imagining whilst you are taking the photographs, that they will be amazing! The subject, the light, the whole experience seems to produce a…

Cethosia biblis Drury, 1770

I wrote about this beautiful butterfly – The Red Lacewing – in a previous blog (‘Don’t eat me I’m poisonous!) posted on this site last year (12 Jan 2014).  I am including a little history here. This species was first named by a British entomologist called Dru Drury (1725-1803). Drury was a fascinating character; a…