Apart from the lovely butterflies on my local reserve, there were some great other bugs too.
This Ladybird was trundling along up this flower stem minding its own business. I guess it must be a 7 spot Ladybird as it has er........ 7 spots on its bod! (-: I'd be happy if someone corrected me.I wondered if there was something wrong with this female Banded Demoiselle with it's bent body, but after a minutes or so it flew off quite happily. I love these iridescent colours!Speaking of iridescent, here's a handsome bug. I looked him up in my bug book when I got home and he has the snazzy name of Oedemera nobilis. The male has these swollen hind legs. They look like pantaloons I think!Here is a female white legged Damselfly. The male is a dazzling blue colour, but I didn't get a photo of him that day.Well, this isn't a bug, but the edges of the lake had this lovely Purple Loostrife just coming into bloom. In a week or so it should look quite a sight.And to end, this isn't a bug either, but I couldn't resist trying to take photos of some Barn Swallows swooping down to take a drink. As you can see I wasn't very successful, but I still like the movement in this photo.I'll finish up my bug walk around the Rodden reserve in my next post.