Macrofest

This macrofest is the rest of my best macro shots from Blashford Lakes nature reserve through May & June of this year, beginning with a Black slip wasp (Pimpla rufipes) and Odynerus Wasp .

Black slip wasp (Pimpla rufipes)
Black slip wasp (Pimpla rufipes)
Odynerus Wasp
Odynerus Wasp

 

These next ones could either also be a specie of wasp or possibly sawfly.

Wasp or Sawfly
Wasp or Sawfly
Wasp or Sawfly
Wasp or Sawfly

 

Now onto Moths and first this Buff tip moth (Phalera bucephala), which is cleverly disguised as a twig.

Buff tip moth (Phalera bucephala)
Buff tip moth (Phalera bucephala)
Buff tip moth face on
Buff tip moth face on

 

The following are all micro moths.

A Micro moth
A Micro moth
Common Tubic (Alabonia geoffrella) mciro moth
Common Tubic (Alabonia geoffrella) mciro moth
Silver/gold flecked micro moth
Silver/gold flecked micro moth
Orange top micro moth
Orange top micro moth

 

Next up on macrofest are damselflies & dragonflies.

Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
Mating Common Blue damselflies
Mating Common Blue damselflies
Strings
Strings
Stalker
Stalker
Black & Blue
Black & Blue
Happy
Happy
2 shot stack of Golden-ringed dragonfly face (Cordulegaster boltonii)
2 shot stack of Golden-ringed dragonfly face (Cordulegaster boltonii)

 

The last two of this macrofest are of an Earwig (Forficula auricularia) and a red ant milking an aphid

A Earwig (Forficula auricularia)
A Earwig (Forficula auricularia)
A Red Ant milking aphids
A Red Ant milking aphids

 

Pete

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

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