tisdag 27 juli 2010
27:th of July 2010
An only half deasent Moth-night on northern Björnön (Bear Island) is totally saved by the appearance of a lovely, beautiful, big, fresh Light Crimson Underwing (Catocala promissa) – Ekordensfly in Swedish. What a great Moth! But very reluctant to show his great coloured underwings.
söndag 25 juli 2010
22:st of July 2010
The Rattle Grasshoppers (Psophus stridulus) is doubtless the scenestealer of the day with a whole bunch of males flying around with scarlet red wings and drumming calls. Almost like a lek! I´ve never seen them appear so lively and loud before. Couldn´t catch them on flightpics but at least on the ground. The rattler is one of Europe´s rarest insects!
lördag 24 juli 2010
söndag 11 juli 2010
10:th of July 2010
A strange looking creature in the grass attracts our attention. First it looks like a bee, but soon I realise that it must be a newly hatched Moth of some kind. We get to witness the transformation from tube-shaped wingless creature to a proper flyer. What an experience!
lördag 10 juli 2010
9:th of July 2010
Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) is one of Central Sweden´s star Dragonflies and very local/ rare. Today Eric Renman and I are extremely fortunate to find them on two spots in the same lake. Great little creatures. Returning many times to the same perch, usually a waterlily leaf.
9:th of July 2010
Male Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa). This guy is acting like the sole king of his domain, patrolling his little ditch and chasing off every intruder, even larger Brown– and Blue Hawkers. A colourful, almost Kingfisher-like blue appearance.
fredag 9 juli 2010
5:th of July 2010
A perfect night for Moths and mercury-lamps, so 3 of us head out between 23.00- 03.00 in an Oaktree forest with lots of undergrowth. No less than 62 species are attracted to our 3 sheats. 2 of them here: Large Emerald (Geometra papilionaria) with a carpet.