Many thanks for the votes and clicks on the swallowtail.
BTW the ilex hairstreak was id'd thanks to Ade.. I only had it
Here is a very pretty pair of shield bugs that I spotted in the meadow yesterday. The stems were blown about by a strong wind so this was quite tricky to get.
So here is the challenge for Karen, Carol and Ade What is it exactly? Sorry for pestering you but my book has still not arrived
Here is an attempt to identify the beatie: Grahams link sent me on the track to the right species:
That is the ID till Ade proves me wrong
Wildlife and nature
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