Saturday 30th March Macro

I wandered around Blashford Lakes nature reserve with my macro photo gear in the hope of photographing a few insects on the Saturday just gone, the 30th March.

Similar to last year there is a plague of blue beetles, which I think are Agelastica alni (Alder leaf beetles).

Agelastica alni (Alder leaf beetle)
Agelastica alni (Alder leaf beetle)

A pair of them appeared to be fighting to be king of the castle

King of the castle
King of the castle

There was also a first new specie of beetle for me, a Rove Beetle, possibly the Othius punctulatus Rove Beetle.

Othius punctulatus Rove Beetle
Othius punctulatus Rove Beetle
Othius punctulatus Rove Beetle II
Othius punctulatus Rove Beetle II

The only other shot from the day was this St Mark’s Fly (Bibio marci)

St Mark's Fly (Bibio marci)
St Mark’s Fly (Bibio marci)



Pete

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

4 thoughts on “Saturday 30th March Macro

  • April 2, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    Nice selection. I had that Rove as Sepedophilus marshami – not sure who is correct!

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    • April 3, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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      Thanks. Hopefully someone will be able to ID it. It may turn out that we both have it correct

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  • April 2, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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    But I think I am!

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    • April 3, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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      So I may be right on the beetle id.

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