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Wednesday

9.6.10

Nigritella gabasiana

Asphodelus albus

 

Dactylorhiza incarnata and Pedicularis veticillata in matching togs

Pinguicula grandiflora

Orchis mascula

The last daffodil - narcissus pseudonarcissus ssp. nobilis

Best burnt orchid

Viola cornuta - horned pansy

Trollius europaeus

Cotton grass

Dactylorhiza incarnata

Carex viridula

Wasp nest and owner

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)

Western Dappled White - Euchloe crameri on Wallflower Cabbage

Not very promising

Orchis Mascula

Linaria supina

Speckled Yellow

Pearl Bordered Fritillary

Erica australis

An ingratiating puppy - Margaret was enchanted

Provenšal Fritilary - Mellicta deione

Convolvulus arvensis

Prunella laciniata

Burnet moth caterpillar - Zygaena sp.

Micro moth - Chrysocrambus sp.

Linum bienne

Ononis spinosa

Scarlet pimpernell

Tolpis barbata

A female Field Cricket

Wonderful patterns in the rock

We had our picnic lunch from the back of the mini-bus just in time before it began to rain

Medicago sativa

Treacle mustard - Erysimum sp.

Provenšal Fritillary

Cow parsley 

Tudes was a very attractive village with chickens pecking around.   The winter wood piles were particularly beautifully arranged graduating from the largest logs on the left to the smallest on the right. 

The cat and her kittens were behind a grill, but it was not designed to keep them in.

 

This kitten had kittens

All the country dogs seemed to be large, is that to protect families form wolves and bears?

Campanula rapunculus

Female palmate newt

Teresa fished for this marbled newt in a tank in the village.   It was quite a small newt

Spider

Another wild rose

Medicago sativa

This is as big as it gets, just about recognisable as a Stone chat

Etruscan Honeysuckle - Lonicera Etrusca

Honeysuckle

Micro Moth - Chrysocrambus sp.

Shield bug

This is a sport of the usually purple galactites tomentosa

Provenšal Fritillary

Meadow brown

Provenšal Fritillary

 

 

 

 

 

Oedemera nobilis - look at the thighs!

Female Great Bush Cricket on Galactites tomentosa

Cistus psilosepalus

Burnet companion

Beetles mating

Adonis Blue - Polyommatus bellargus

Female Sooty Copper - Lycaena tityrus

Great Bush Cricket - Tettigonia viridissima

Firebug

Vincetoxicum nigrum - Dark Swallow-wort

Cleopatra male

Helleborine

Grass

Scarce swallowtail - not a very good effort, but the insect flapped about randomly covering a lot of ground and would not stay still.

Iphiclides podalirius - Scarce Swallowtail

 

Iberian Wall Lizard - Podarcis hispanica

Large Psammodromus - Psammodromus algirus

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