Saturday, 24 October 2009

In the garden, Granada Province.

The very local Patch.

Swallowtail (Papilio machaon).
Whist I was sorting a few things out in the garden, I was pleasantly surprised to find a good number of insects still about. A cracking Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) was feeding on our neighbors Buddleia shrub, along with Lang's Short-tailed (Leptotes pirithous) and Long-tailed Blues (Lampides boeticus), Clouded Yellow (Colias crocea) and Small White (Blanquita de la Col / Artogeia rapae). Then by the gate a large dragonfly whizzed passed and then lingered for a few seconds, just long enough for me to be sure that it was a new species for our garden, a female Blue / Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea).

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