An irregular blog of photos taken by me of insects and other natural history subjects on my travels around Yorkshire, Britain and Europe. Hopefully you'll find them useful in putting a name to your own specimens but always check your identifications with an expert.


Bastow Wood 27/06/10

I lead a Butterfly Conservation field trip to Bastow Wood, Grassington on Sunday. We had an excellent day, with plenty of species seen and fantastic, hot, sunny weather. The highlights were nineteen Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxerxes, twelve Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja and five Cistus Forester Adscita geryon moths.

Northern Brown Argus

Dark Green Fritillary

Cistus Forester

Green Carpet

Chrysoteuchia culmella