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.


Holt Lowes, Norfolk 10/07/17

Keeled Skimmer Orthetrum coerulescens immature female

Record shot of a Sand Tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris arenaria

Back Garden, Silsden 02/06/17

A rather striking Large Narcissus Fly (Merodon equestris) emerged from a pot of daffodils in my back garden this morning...note the 'milky' wings.

Narcissus Bulb Fly Merodon equestris

Bee Hotel, Silsden 23/04/17

At least one male Red Mason Bee Osmia bicornis is still hanging around the bee hotel waiting for the females to emerge.

Osmia bicornis male