I have recently been on a couple of walks around Wembury with my mum while the weather has been good and I quickly noticed the diverse amount of Wildlife around,including many birds mammals and especially insects. If I had another lense I would of tried to take more pictures of other things but being that my gear is mainly focused on macro equipment I thought I would make a small post about what I have seen so here we go I hope you like the following photos of Wembury wildlife!!

A Meadow Grasshopper stops for a break (Chorthippus brunneus),Wembury Wildlife, Devon. England
A Meadow Grasshopper stops for a break (Chorthippus brunneus)
Clicking beetle (Prosternon) . Wembury wildlife , Devon, England.
Never seen this type of beetle on my travels before but I think its a species of Clicking beetle (Prosternon) . I really need a better beetle ID book, any ideas?
Common red soldier beetles (Rhagonycha fulva). Wembury Wildlife, Devon, England
A mating pair of Common red soldier beetles (Rhagonycha fulva). These guys were everwhere.

Six spot Burnett moth Caterpillar, Wembury Wildlife, Devon, England.

This Beautiful caterpillar metamorphisises into the lovely day flying Six spot Burnett moth. I saw one in Wembury but didnt get a photo but I did get a photo of a mating pair at Bantham beach which you can see here.

Strangalia Maculata, Wembury wildlife, Devon, England
Strangalia Maculata, A striking species of Longhorn beetle can be found feeding on coastal flowers.
Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) ,Wembury wildlief, Devon, England
Portrait of a Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) Look at those eyes!
Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) , Wembury wildlife, Devon, England
Side detail of the same large white Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae). This guy sat for a while and let me take photos so I was lucky to get a few angles.
Fly, pollen, Wembury wildlife, Devon, England
Not sure on this species of fly but I love the yellow and white pollen atached to it.
DSC_4282
A lovely coloured Sloe bug (Dolycoris baccarum) looking for a path between leaves. These bugs feed on fruit and flowers.
Tiny beetle
This beetle was tiny! Still searching my books for an I.D any suggestions?
Mining bee (Adrena), Wembury wildlife, Devon, England
I think this is a species of Minig bee possibly (Adrena)
Small yellow underwing moth (Panemeria tenebrata), Wembury wildlife, Devon, England
I spotted this Small yellow underwing moth (Panemeria tenebrata) on the way back to the car. I recently purchased a linear stage and this was my first attempt at focus stacking.
Ground Beetle, Wembury wildlife, Devon, England
A close up of a Bloody nosed beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa). These beetles where quite large and I counted more than 20 walking around the Wembury coast line.
DSC_4394
A large Black pupae of some description im looking into this to find out what it is!!
Hoverfly, Wembury wildlife, Devon, England
Another Fly which I do not know the species. Some kind of Hoverfly I think. Im going to need a library of field guides at this rate!
A Green veined white butterfly (Pieris napi)  Wembury wildlife, Devon, England
A Green veined white butterfly (Pieris napi)
Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis), Wembury wildlife, Devon , England
There was alot of these sitting on the edge of the path sunning themselves . The eyes of a Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis).
Scorpion fly, Wembury wildlife, Devon, England.
I watched many insects come and go feeding on these flowers. Here is a Scorpion fly arriving while a long horn beetle leaves.

Wembury is amazing , I love taking photos there it really is so diverse and untouched in places and everytime I go I see something new. I will try and get a post up of other non macro photos from there soon . I hope you enjoyed the post in the meantime I am going to try identify some of the unkonwns in this post.

Lu 🙂

 

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: