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Bulrush Wainscot, Russia, St Petersburg, 17th Aug 18


Previously posted as Webb's Wainscot but have just been made aware that this is probably the rufous form of Bulrush.

Andy Adcock

Amateur photographer

© Andy Adcock UK
Caradrina sp (gilva?), Russia, St Petersburg, 16th June 18


Some suggestion that this may be Cardrina gilva. If so, it may be the furthest North that this species has reached so far? Native to SE Europe, it turned up in Spain in 2007 then Holland in 2009. All comments very welcome.

Andy Adcock

Amateur photographer

© Andy Adcock UK
Golden-rod Brindle, Russia, St Petersburg, 17th Aug 18

Andy Adcock

Amateur photographer

© Andy Adcock UK
Clifden Nonpareil, Russia, St Petersburg, 14th Aug 18


I've waited five years to catch this beauty.

Andy Adcock

Amateur photographer

© Andy Adcock UK
Red Underwing, Russia, St Petersburg, 14th Aug 18

Andy Adcock

Amateur photographer

© Andy Adcock UK
Bedstraw Hawk-moth, Hampshire, Hayling Island, 14th August 2018

Alan Lewis

Amateur photographer

© Alan Lewis
Black Darter, Russia, St Petersburg, 14th Aug 18

Andy Adcock

Amateur photographer

© Andy Adcock UK
Migrant Hawker, Lincolnshire, Gibraltar Point, August 2018

http:///www.flickr.com/photos/31908169@N03/

Glyn Sellors

Amateur photographer

© Glyn Sellors
Migrant Hawker, Lincolnshire, Gibraltar Point, August 2018

http://www.glynsellorsphotography.com

Glyn Sellors

Amateur photographer

© Glyn Sellors
Rhyzobius lophanthae, Essex, UK, Upshire, 10/08/2018


An inconspicuous ladybird.

Andrew M Jewels

Amateur photographer

© Andrew M Jewels
Pallas's Fritillary, Russia, St Petersburg, 8th Aug 18

Andy Adcock

Amateur photographer

© Andy Adcock UK
Coscinocera hercules, Australia, Far North Queensland, July 2017

http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/141382751@N04/albums
Female at top male at bottom. This female had a wingspan of 283mm and wing surface surface areas of over 300cm2 making it one of the largest moths on the planet. The males are a regular visitor (15-20 a year) but have only ever caught three females

Dominic Funnell

Amateur photographer

© Dominic Funnell
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