Bugfest

All of these bugfest shots were taken across several trips throughout spring and summer of this year at my local nature reserve Blashford Lakes, near Ringwood in Hampshire. This bugfest includes beetles, true bugs and a spider.

It begins with the true bugs and the ones I think are from the Family Rhopalidae, the Rhopalid, also known as Scentless bugs.

Rhopalid or Scentless Bug
Rhopalid or Scentless Bug
Rhopalid or Scentless bug II
Rhopalid or Scentless bug II
Rhopalid or Scentless bug III
Rhopalid or Scentless bug III

 

The next group of bugs are Froghoppers.

The Common Froghopper (Philaenus spumarius)

Common Froghopper (Philaenus spumarius)
Common Froghopper (Philaenus spumarius)
Face on to a Common Froghopper (Philaenus spumarius)
Face on to a Common Froghopper (Philaenus spumarius)

 

and the Red & Black Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata)

Red & Balck Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata)
Red & Black Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata)

 

The last of the bug fraternity is this Plant or Capsid bug (Family Miridae)

Plant or Capsid bug
Plant or Capsid bug

 

Now on to the beetles, beginning with leaf beetles and the blue Chrysolina oricalcia leaf beetle

Chrysolina oricalcia leaf beetle
Chrysolina oricalcia leaf beetlele
Chrysolina oricalcia beetle II
Chrysolina oricalcia beetle II

 

The colourful Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa populi)

A Green Dock beetle (Gastrophysa populi)
A Green Dock beetle (Gastrophysa populi)
Mating Green Dock beetles
Mating Green Dock beetles

 

Now Shieldbugs, an instar and a adult.

Shieldbug instar
Shieldbug instar
A Shieldbug
A Shieldbug

 

Weevils are next.

Green Nettle Weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus)

Green Nettle Weevil
Green Nettle Weevil
Mating Green Nettle weevils
Mating Green Nettle weevils

 

A Figwort Weevil (Cionus scrophulariae)

Figwort Weevil (Cionus scrophulariae)
Figwort Weevil (Cionus scrophulariae)

 

and the Cionus hortulanus weevils

Mating Cionus hortulanus weevils
Mating Cionus hortulanus weevils

 

Now the black & yellow coloured variety.

A Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis)

Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis)
Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis)

 

and the Black-and-yellow Longhorn Beetle (Rutpela maculata)

Black-and-yellow Longhorn Beetle ( Rutpela maculata)
Black-and-yellow Longhorn Beetle (Rutpela maculata)

 

 

A couple of ladybird shots, the larvae and a freshly emerged Orange Ladybird (Halzia sedecimguttata)

Ladybird larvae
Ladybird larvae
Freshly emerged Orange Ladybird (Halzia sedecimguttata)
Freshly emerged Orange Ladybird (Halzia sedecimguttata)

 

The last of the beetles is enjoying a tasty snack.

Munching beetle
Munching beetle

 

Finally the spider, a Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus)

Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus)
Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus)

Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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