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w28

Week 28 already! What happened to time, more than half of the year has passed already and now the days are now getting shorter and darker again.. Not that we notice it, in the midst of Summer! 🙂

Here’s a mix of pictures of bugs enjoying the good weather we have here in Amsterdam-

Drone fly (Eristalis tenax)

A handsome fly.. Coolest guy in the park at least

This is a famous lookout point in the park, all bug tourists come here to admire the view

A female Yellow-barred long-horn moth (Nemophora degeerella)

Scorpionfly (Panorpa communis)


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This is not just a ladybug like all others.. She has a cat tattoo on her left shoulder! 🙂

I always thought all ladybugs looked the same, but that’s not the case. According to Wikipedia, the spot size and coloration can provide some indication of how toxic the individual bug is to potential predators. It synthesizes the toxic alkaloids, N-oxide coccinelline and its free base precoccinelline; depending on sex and diet.

Seven-spotted ladybug or

Seven-spotted ladybug or “C-7” (Coccinella septempunctata)

Picture rotated and zoomed in:

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Hello Kitty


two-faced

This fly has a second face in its face! 😀 It kind of looks like a cartoon character wearing huge headphones.

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w41

Week 41-

(1) Flesh Fly (Sarcophaga)

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(2) Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)

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w40

First week of October, but I still found some small bugs to photograph- A crane fly, a dragonfly, a butterfly 🙂

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w31

Some photos I took this afternoon 🙂 I was especially thrilled to find the beautiful moth!

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7-spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata)

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Not sure that kind of spider this is?

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Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)

Wood Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina)

Wood Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina)

And: caleephotography is 3 years old! 😀

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