France - Minibeasties

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France - Minibeasties

  • Haven't got round to IDing these at all!  Some I know, most I don't.  All can be viewed here - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.248091455304359.52651.100003105199687&type=1&l=d4e8eac45d

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  • Wow, your photos are incredibly detailed! The iridescence in the sixth minibeast is gorgeous :)

  • Think that one is a Banded Demoiselle, also think I saw a Beautiful Demoiselle too.  They were lovely, spent a bit of time chasing these up and down a river bank!

  • It sounds like great fun!

  • Oo, I love minibeasties!

    The first one might be a kind of Dor Beetle, the second and third look like a Cardinal Beetle while the fourth is a Speckled Wood.

    The Damselfly is indeed a Banded Demoseille whilst the butterfly looks like a Common Blue. The beetles look like Longhorns. Or maybe Paul or Ringo!

    But don't take my word for it!

    Great photos!!

  • These are stunning photos Kat?  I love them all but my favourite has to be the third photo with the red beetle.  The colours are fab.

  • Cracking set of shots!

    1 is a 'bloody nosed beetle' (Timarcha tenebricosa)

    2 and 3 are indeed a Cardinal beetle - the red headed version (Pyrochroa serraticornis) - there's also a black headed one (Pyrochroa coccinea)

    4 is I think, of a Wall butterfly (Lasiommata megera)

    Can't really see enough of no 5 but it *could* be a bloody nosed beetle larva...

    9 is a Dock bug (Coreus marginatus)

    10 is a 'Golden bloomed grey longhorn (Agapanthia villosoviridescens)

    and the last one looks like a hornet! :-)

  • Last one definately a Hornet, saw a few of them around they are huge!

    Thanks for the ID's!

  • MarJus

    Cracking set of shots!

    1 is a 'bloody nosed beetle' (Timarcha tenebricosa)

    2 and 3 are indeed a Cardinal beetle - the red headed version (Pyrochroa serraticornis) - there's also a black headed one (Pyrochroa coccinea)

    4 is I think, of a Wall butterfly (Lasiommata megera)

    Can't really see enough of no 5 but it *could* be a bloody nosed beetle larva...

    9 is a Dock bug (Coreus marginatus)

    10 is a 'Golden bloomed grey longhorn (Agapanthia villosoviridescens)

    and the last one looks like a hornet! :-)

    I agree with most of the above, but number 4 is a Speckled Wood.

    6 is a Banded Demoiselle (as mentioned in an earlier answer), and 7 is a Holly Blue (or something similar) rather than a Common Blue.