Saturday
Jul312010

Ringlet Butterfly

A ringlet butterfly, Aphantopus hyperantus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-06-27.

Friday
Jul302010

Another Tachinid Fly

Probably Dinera grisescens (Diptera: Tachinidae), based mainly on comparison with two images by Chris Raper here.  Probably also a female because the gap between the eyes seems noticably larger than that shown in Chris's images.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2010-07-22.

Thursday
Jul292010

Tachinid Fly

From back in May: Tachina fera (Diptera: Tachinidae).  Compare with Nowickia ferox, which is similar but has black legs.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2010-05-18 and 2010-05-23, respectively.

Wednesday
Jul282010

Six-Spot Burnet Moths

Six-spot burnet moths, Zygaena filipendulae (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) mating.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2010-07-04.

Tuesday
Jul272010

Sawfly

A figwort sawfly, Tenthredo scrophulariae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae).  Easily recognizable by its orange antennae.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2010-07-20.