Cannon Hill Common

A warm day, +24° C. Went for an evening sunshine walk at Cannon Hill Common near Rayne’s Park.
Not much around insect-wise, but saw a Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus), a Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) and several Green-veined Whites (Pieris napi).

Nematopogon swammerdamella longhorn moth:


Shot a Bombylius major in flight:


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Wimbledon Common

A fairly warm day, +19° C. At last made my first insect photos this year!
Spring is about a month late.

Mining bees are out and about. Andrena cineraria male:


Probably Andrena dorsata (ID suggestion by bleu.geo on Flickr):


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Richmond Park

A warm day after a chilly start to the autumn. +22° С and sunny. Been to Richmond Park.

Very few things around, the only butterflies I saw were a Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) and a Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) and the only insects I bothered to photo were these Galeruca tanaceti leaf beetles, which were running across grassy areas in numbers:


Deer are starting their rut, with stags bellowing and defending their harems from the young desperate bachelors.
Hordes of Homo sapiens apes with cameras follow them, taking their pictures, making selfies, etc.


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