South Brent island

There were loads of common red soldier beetles on hogweed and yarrow at the Island.

soldier beetles on yarrow

bumblebee and beetles
bombus pascuorum


soldier beetle on catsear
soldier beetle on catsear
azure damselfly
azure (?) damselfly

This is a broad centurion, a type of soldier fly. They are called soldier flies because of their brightly coloured ‘uniforms’. Broad centurion males have bronze abdomens, like this one. Females have blue-green abdomens.

broad centurian male
male broad centurion

This moth is a beautiful golden Y. The tips of its wings were quivering (note blurred wing in the right-hand picture)- maybe newly hatched? Adrian Colston has better pictures on his blog.

greater plantain
greater plantain



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