Sunday
Jul272014

Lacewing

A grren lacewing, possibly Chrysopa perla (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae).

Photo taken in the Field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2014-05-16.

Saturday
Jul262014

Dragonfly

A migrant hawker dragonfly, Aesna mixta (Odonata: Aeshnidae).

Photo taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-07-20.

Friday
Jul252014

Tephritid Flies

A pair of Terellia tussilaginis (Diptera: Tephritidae) mating on budock (Arctium sp).

Photo taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-07-20.

Thursday
Jul242014

Noctuid Moth

What I think is a male broad-bordered yellow underwing moth, Noctua fimbriata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The hind wing (which I did not see) is bright orange-yellow with a broad black border, hence the English name.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-07-17.

Wednesday
Jul232014

Spiny Sow-Thistle

Flower heads of spiny sow-thistle, Sonchus asper.

It is the leaves that are spiny:

A view of the whole plant:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-07-07.