First insect of the trip. A clearwing moth (Arctidae) found in Vietnam.
I am not normal. And I’m perfectly okay with that.
So I found some bees living in a wall between my flat and work.
I ended up late arriving to work trying to get my phone camera to work properly, and the bees to sit still long enough.
I might ID them at some point.
Original picture for once, found this resting at work a few days ago. I think it’s a Dot moth, Melanchra persicariae, however the identifying “dot” was a bit different than archive specimens. Whether this is just a case of regional or individual variation, or infact I’ve identified it incorrectly, time will tell.
I ended up moving it away from work and let it go somewhere that moths are often found, under a dark bridge, away from most predators, (except spiders).
A Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae), and white form Pepper moth (Biston betularia), found when out and about earlier today.
They were never seen again.
I wonder if the owners nearby got rid of them out of ignorance/stupidity.
Whilst styling my hair I noticed a flicker by the window. Found this little creature struggling to get out. I quickly took a few pics then set it free.
Same Small Tortoiseshell butterfly, note that urticae from the species name is also the nomenclature for stinging nettles (Urtica dioica), which this eats.
Two Tipulidae mating that I spotted on a wall. There was an additional 3rd lone individual as well which looked to be missing 3 of its legs, but I didn’t take any pictures.
Yes, technically my tumblr now has insect sex on it.
A Wood Tiger moth. Not to be confused with the Tiger Wood[s] golfer :P
Who says scientists don’t have a sense of humour…?
Answer: Most people, as the jokes are far too vague.