August 2008

August was a disappointing month. I was only able to get outdoors once due to a badly swollen Achilles tendon making it too painful to walk.

Picromerus bidens - Anglesey, Wales

Best photo of the month was the shieldbug above, caught at the moment just before take-off.

Small Skipper (Thymelicus flavus) - Anglesey, Wales

Ragwort flowers were a popular feeding station for butterflies and hoverflies, including this distinctive spotted-eyed hoverfly.

Eristalinus sepulchralis

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

female Enoplognatha ovata tending her eggsac

The colourful little spider, Enoplognatha ovata, is common throughout the British Isles.

Green Tortoise Beetle (Cassida sp.) - Anglesey, Wales

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