Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Apr 18, 2010.
Hover fly in the garden phone shot
Phone again bat in the garden
Hell thank you
Hover fly back again
I think it's a Hummingbird Moth, we've had one visit us for the last two years, not seen one this year though.
Hummingbird hawk-moth - Wikipedia
Believe this to be a Poplar Hawk Moth - found in the garden and of the same family as the Hummingbird Hawk Moth above
Hornet Mimic Hoverfly in the garden
Had to look that one up:
At almost 2cm long, the hornet mimic hoverfly is the largest hoverfly species in the UK. As its name suggests, it is an excellent mimic of the hornet, but is harmless to humans. Only a very rare visitor to the country up to the 1940s, it has become more common in Southern England in recent years, and is still spreading northwards, perhaps as a result of climate change. It is particularly prevalent in urban areas. The adults are migratory and the larvae live inside wasps' nests.
Hornet mimic hoverfly | The Wildlife Trusts
T’would appear some bumble bees have moved into the frame around our pond, the canny little critters. All that honey and I can’t get to it - so close and yet so far.
Last post for this poor chap, sadly - found him struggling just outside the entrance, bless his overworked little heart.
Robin in the Marches
Butterfly in my garden
Its actually a moth
The jersey tiger moth is a beautiful moth with creamy white strips on its forewing and bold orange underwings. It is mainly found in the south.
Euplagia quadripunctaria - Wikipedia
Thank you TD for the information that our butterfly is in fact a jersey tiger moth, Euplagia quadripunctaria, yes it was beautiful and yes we are based in N/W Kent.. Top of the class for you.
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