Friday
Oct102014

Clover

Clover (Trifolium sp).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-09-20.

Thursday
Oct092014

Tachinid Fly

From a couple of years ago:  a Sturmia bella (Diptera: Tachinidae) on wild parsnip (Pastanica sativa)

Photo taken in Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2012-08-20.

Wednesday
Oct082014

Another Caterpillar

From early summer: a cinnabar moth caterpillar , Tyria jacobaeae (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) feeding on ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris = Senecio jacobaea).

Photo taken in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2014-06-29.

Tuesday
Oct072014

Caterpillar

A caterpillar, probably of the knotgrass moth, Acronicta rumicis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-10-05.

Monday
Oct062014

Vetch

From back in mid-summer: flowers of tufted vetch, Vicia cracca.  When fertilised the flowers develop into seed pods:

Later in the year the pods dry and turn black and the slightest touch causes them burst open, scattering their seeds.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-07-20.