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.


Oaken Wood, 28/05/11

Here are a few pics of my trip down to Oaken Wood (Grid Ref SU9933) on the Surrey/Sussex border from a couple of weeks ago. Although it was cloudy, this site never fails to deliver.

Glow-worm larva Lampyris noctiluca

Long-horned Bee Eucera longicornis

White-legged Damselfly Platycnemis pennipes

Wood White butterfly Leptidea sinapis

Nemophora degeerella