Last Week Of September

Butterflies & Hovers

……Although not in abundance or, species varieties,  Hoverflies have been around this summer, and as per the norm they are still quite active. Butterflies, well that is a totally different story, in fact in my part of the world its been disastrous, spring being more productive with the orange tip  being most abundant. The peacock was observed on numerous occasions in the spring period, along with the small tortoiseshell, all of the common  whites, and the holly blue. However as mention above summer was not a good time for Arthropoda in general, let alone butterflies and hover’s.

……So going with the post title what follows are some images of what have helped in achieving my quest for this last week of the ninth month of 2016.

Six days to go before the end of the month, end of my quest, love a painted lady to end with ☺

Daily Photo Challenge Quest


Author: Mick Talbot

Besotted with nature in all its wondrous formats.

17 thoughts on “Last Week Of September”

    1. Thank you for your kind words. In answer to your question that would be a big YES! I’m on my 6th one, only because I am so cruel to them. I’ve wacked one with my beating stick, dropped two, threw one whilst flicking a glove off, and fell on one. In the beginning the cost was around £200+ mark, the one I bought recently £14 on EBay. Why? I can hear you asking, well the truth is I use a mock up macro on my Sony EOS 100D, as i cant afford a proper lenses at the moment, one day in the future may be, as is I am quite happy with iW350, the quality of some of the images they have taken amazes me at times, super point and shoot, yay!


  1. did you get the painted lady?

    anyhow, I love this post and I would say September was a huge success

    also – I had to come back and let you I have a picture of a stink bug to share with you (as promised – not sure if you remember I said i would try nd get one to share…)
    here it is

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  2. Sadly no painted lady, but there was documentary on the tele this Monday gone (10th October 2016), very interesting it was too. The stink bug is probably the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, not 100% sure. You have round 250 specie, and that’s not counting immigrants, of which yours is, originally from Japan, that’s if I have the correct ID.
    Must confess I did forget, sorry, but so much going on, so a big THANK YOU for the reminder, take care,



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