I always enjoy the insect life during the summer months. I can just walk out the door and into the lane and there is so much to see. The only ones I don’t enjoy are the Horseflies who like to take a nibble you don’t feel them until they have bitten you!

Anyway when we walk down the lane with the dogs I have my camera ready usually with my 300mm f4 lens which allows me to be at a distance. It takes a while but you have to get your eye in to the movement and watching where the creatures land. I do try and identify them when I get home, not always getting it right but I’m learning slowly.

Most of the pictures were taken a few 100 yards from home in early July when the flowers in the hedgerows were at their best.

Banded Damoiselle
Banded Demoiselle
Banded Demoiselle female
Banded Demoiselle female
Longhorn Beetle
Longhorn Beetle
Longhorn Beetles
Longhorn Beetles
Longhorn Beetle
Longhorn Beetle
White Tailed Bumble bee
White Tailed Bumble bee
Wide Bodied Chaser Dragonfly
Wide Bodied Chaser Dragonfly
Wide Bodied Chaser Dragonfly
Wide Bodied Chaser Dragonfly
Wide Bodied Chaser Dragonfly
Azure Damselfly
Azure Damselfly
Banded Demoiselle female
Banded Demoiselle female
Female Azure Damselfly
Female Azure Damselfly
Fly on Pyramidal Orchid
Fly on Pyramidal Orchid
Hoverfly
Hoverfly
Hoverfly
Hoverfly
Green Dock Beetle
Green Dock Beetle
Unidentified
Unidentified
Red Soldier Beetle
Red Soldier Beetle
Red Soldier Beetle
Red Soldier Beetle
Thick Legged Flower Beetle
Thick Legged Flower Beetle

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