I took the camera out for a couple of hours at my local Rodden Reserve the other day to see what bugs I could record.
There were loads of Large Skippers. This female is feeding on some Meadowsweet I think.The male Large Skipper has that distinctive black scent line on the upper wing. On both sexes the antennae have a rather clubbed look.I love the front view on this Large Skipper and the underwing pattern shows up well.I obviously wasn't quick enough with my shot here, but when I looked at it on the comp I rather liked it. It reminded my of a Harrier Jumpjet somehow! (-:This Comma decided to take its meal upside down. I waited for it to turn the right way up, but it was obviously happy as it was!I was pleased to see Marbled Whites on the reserve. This is a slow flapping butterfly but certainly gave me the runaround trying to get a photo. It eventually landed amongst the grass so I wasn't able to get a completely clear shot.Another one later on let me get a shot of its beautiful underwing pattern.More bugs from Rodden Reserve in my next post.