Insect photography – July 2018

Posted in Concedii, Specii rare on July 3, 2018 by maxpho

A few shots of some insects from different parts of Romania. All are acquired in July.

Melitaea dydima, female, ex larvae:

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Marumba quercus larvae, eating its eggshell:

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Deilephila porcellus, ex larvae:

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Apatura metis, near Giurgiu:

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Dolbina elegans:

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Old shots…

Posted in Canaraua Fetii, Comana, Concedii, Fotografii vechi, Plimbari, Specii rare, Uncategorized on July 1, 2018 by maxpho

Some old shots of…insects, reptiles…and others.

From 2013/15, reprocessed in 2018.

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cfetii 30 mai 2015.jpg

26 iunie 2015 lucieni.jpg

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vadu 15 august 2015.jpg

valealuidavid28iulie2015b.jpg

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water snake 2.jpg

underwater 1.jpg

water snake 4.jpg

hesperizi.jpg

inachis 1.jpg

urticae 2.jpg

meli 3.jpg

 

meli 1.jpg

fullo 1.jpg

melitaea 2009Mai17.jpg

melitaea 2009Mai17b.jpg

empusa.jpg

mantis 1.jpg

rhamni pereche.jpg

tettigonia.jpg

crab spider 2.jpg

crabspider.jpg

mantis 3.jpg

saritor1.jpg

licenid3.jpg

licenid 4.jpg

licenid 6.jpg

licenid 7.jpg

licenizi.jpg

papilio3.jpg

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Insect photography – June 2018

Posted in Concedii, Specii rare on June 11, 2018 by maxpho

A few shots of some insects from different parts of Romania.

Larvae and eggs of Zerynthia cerisy ferdinandi. The eggs are about 0.7 mm in diameter.

larva cerisy 2.jpg

Omida si oua 1.jpg

Oua cerisy.jpg

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papilio.jpg

rapitor.jpg

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hip 2.jpg

hipp1.jpg

araschnia.jpg

zygaena.jpg

marumba.jpg

noct.jpg

hyles.jpg

phalera.jpg

polyxena.jpg

arr 2.jpg

arr 1.jpg

fulminea.jpg

arion.jpg

CERURA.jpg

cerura 2.jpg

ceruramare3.jpg

ceruralegs.jpg

ceruramic1.jpg

ceruramic2.jpg

purpuri.jpg

antiopa.jpg

antiopa2.jpg

DIDYMA.jpg

didyma2.jpg

dispar.jpg

rhamni.jpg

pieris.jpg

limenitis2.jpg

limenitis1.jpg

proserpinus1.jpg

proserpinus2.jpg

ceramb1.jpg

ceramb2.jpg

lic 3.jpg

lic 1.jpg

lic 2.jpg

daphnis 2.jpg

daphnis.jpg

hespe 1.jpg

fullo 4.jpg

fullo 2.jpg

fullo 3.jpg

fullo 5.jpg

fullo 6.jpg

daspius1.jpg

daspius2.jpg

brintesia.jpg

zygaena3.jpg

sessyid.jpg

edusa 2.jpg

edusa1.jpg

zygaena2.jpg

zygaena1.jpg

plebeja 2.jpg

micro.jpg

plebeja1.jpg

orni 2.jpg

orni 1.jpg

fly.jpg

cicada2.jpg

cicada1.jpg

leul.jpg

car.jpg

hyles euphorbiae3.jpg

zygaena 4.jpg

plebaja2.jpg

lib1.jpg

machaon1.jpg

zygaena5.jpg

risamegarisa.jpg

risa1.jpg

risa 2.jpg

larva2.jpg

scopoli.jpg

larva.jpg

licaena.jpg

hyless.jpg

melitheacrys.jpg

melicy1.jpg

melitheacrys2.jpg

meliwing.jpg

cerisy.jpg

A few insect eggs

Posted in Uncategorized on June 8, 2018 by maxpho

I’m searching some images on my old drives, and somehow I’ve stumbled upon a few very old dusty (with some dust on the sensor that is) shots of insect eggs. They are pretty interesting…

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Some moth observing – June 7, 2018

Posted in Plimbari, Specii rare on June 8, 2018 by maxpho

While observing moths last night using a couple of mixed light bulbs, I’ve also dedicated a bit of time photographing some species.

First, despite not being moths, couple of damselflies:

Agrionid 1.jpg

Agrionid 2.jpg

An old individual of Cossus cossus:

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Cydalima perspectalis, an invasive species in Europe:

Cydalima perspectalis 1.jpg

Cydalima perspectalis 2.jpg

A female Odonestis pruni:

Odonestis pruni.jpg

Phragmatobia fuliginosa:

phragmatobia fuliginosa.jpg

Thyatira batis:

thyatira batis 2.jpg

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Zeuzera pyrina:

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A bit of macrophotography – June 5, 2018

Posted in Plimbari on June 5, 2018 by maxpho

A short walk with my wife not very far from home…on a lovely June day, with the Sun close to the horizon. And a few insects, photographed in the sunset light.

Zerynthia polyxena larva:

polyxena2.jpg

polyxena1.jpg

Symbiosis:

simbioza2.jpg

simbioza1.jpg

Macrothylacia rubi larva:

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Agapanthia sp;

Croitor.jpg

And a coupe of damselflies:

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agrionid1.jpg

A few butterflies and moths – June 3, 2018

Posted in Plimbari, Specii rare on June 3, 2018 by maxpho

Just 3 hours in the woods today, searching for species, mostly butterflies…

These few shots present some of the more active butterflies observed today. There is also one moth shown, but its story is a bit different, being captured the night before while observing moths with an UV bulb. A few individuals from the species were afterwords collected and the next day they were released in the same location; this allowed for some daytime shots since they do not fly during the day.

Euphydryas maturna:

Euphydryas maturna 1.jpg

Euphydryas maturna 2.jpg

Lopinga achine:

Lopinga achine.jpg

Coenonympha arcania:

Coenonympha arcania.jpg

Deilephila elpenor:

Deilephila elpenor 5.jpg

Deilephila elpenor 4.jpg

Deilephila elpenor 2.jpg

Deilephila elpenor 3.jpg

Deilephila elpenor 1.jpg