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.

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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

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