butterflies,dragons and damsels

common rustic mesapamea secalisan underside shot of the common rustic mesapamea secalis

an underside shot of the common rustic mesapamea secalis

PEACOCK, Nynphalis io,



Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria,


HOLLY BLUE Celastrina argiolus. male.

Gatekeeper ,maniola tithonius

Comma Nymphalis c-album

RED ADMIRAL,Vanessa atalanta

moth but which one ????

Aeshna Grandis, The brown hawker

Southern Migrant Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Female no water up near the castle but this hawker dragonfly was resting on the blackberry bush, one shot and it was gone.

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Large yellow underwing,Noctua pronuba,

 Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda

Fairly common in England and Wales, local in Ireland, both the adults and larvae are quite hairy.

The moths fly in May and June and are attracted to light.

The larva is similar to that of the Dark Tussock (Dicallomera fascelina), but is generally greenish or yellow, with four conspicuous tufts of yellow hairs. It feeds on a range of deciduous shrubs and trees, and used to be a pest of hop (Humulus lupulus), when it was commonly grown. do not be confused as to how the photo is on here this month. the photo was taken in 2006  .

Gatekeeper, Maniola tithonius.

CATTERPILLAR OF THE CINNABAR MOTH, THIS ONE WAS ON ONE OF THE CANAL TOW PATH GATES AT( 152 Aberbechan Road Bridge)

Re: Yellow and black caterpillar  of the cinnabar moth,,         these where  in the field behind my house



Large yellow underwing,Noctua pronuba,



ELEPHANT HAWK-MOTH,DEILEPHILA ELPENOR (SPHINGIDAE) CATTERPILLAR

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ORANGE TIP ANTHOCHARIS CARDAMINES (PIERIDAE) THIS ONE WAS CAUGHT IN A SPIDERS WEB.

RED ADMIRALRED ADMIRAL VANESSA ATALANTA (NYMPHALIDAE)

RED ADMIRAL VANESSA ATALANTA (NYMPHALIDAE)

SMALL TORTOISHELL, Nymphalis urticae (Nymphalidae)

Speckled wood, Pararge aegeria (Satyridae)

ringlet

Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus (Satyridae)

Male Meadow brown, Maniola jurtina (Satyridae)

on colder days the butterflies will stay quite happily on my warm hands.

female Meadow brown

Comma, Nymphalis c-album(Nymphalidae)

Green-veined White, Pieris napi (pieridae)



red admiral

 

speckled wood , pararge aegeria
The gatekeeper,maniola tithonius.

Common lacewing, (Chrisopidae)

Grey Dagger , Acronicta psi (Noctuidae)

Green Pug, Pasiphila rectangulata ( Geometridae).

White Plume-Moth. Pterophorus pentadactyla, (pterophoridae)

Large white, Pieris brassicae.( PIERDAE)

LARGE WHITE ON THE LAVENDER.

small white