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A Photo a Week Challenge: Insects

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Insects.

A small selection of photos of insects making more insects.

 

April Squares: Top

Common Red Soldier Beetles mating on top of Ragwort flowers.

 

Mating Silver-studded Blue Butterflies

Silver-studded Blue Butterflies mating on a grass seed head.

 

April Squares: Skating on Top of the Water

Pond Skaters mating on the surface of a garden pond.

 

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Squares Challenge

April Squares: On Top of the Ragwort

This is my day one contribution to Becky’s April Squares with a theme of Top.

A pair of Common Red Soldier Beetles mating on top of Ragwort flowers in a Cheshire garden.

April Squares: Top

 

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Orange on yellow.

A pair of Common Red Soldier Beetles mating on Ragwort flowers. Despite the common English name I’d describe them as orange rather than red.

The Soldier part of the common English name comes from the colour pattern supposedly reminiscent of the red uniforms of early British soldiers.

A film shot from my archives. Taken in Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

Soldier Beetles mating on Ragwort flowers.