Tuesday, June 29, 2004


Just to show what can be done with the macro setting of a Nikon Coolpix 4500, here are one or two of my insect pix:

Here's a large skipper butterfly taken at Glapthorn Cow Pastures.

This Strangalia maculata longhorn beetle was on brambles at the same site.

Scarce Chasers are one of the speciality species of Woodwalton Fen, Cambs (note the post-mating dark 'saddle' on this male).

More widespread is the Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly (this was also at Woodwalton Fen).


Brian said...
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Brian said...

There are two other similar Longhorn beetles on the British list and all have variable elytral markings. I think the others have plain antennae and a more orange colour to the markings. In some lists the genus is Leptura rather than Strangalia.