Specled Wood Butterfy, Bluebottle and something else

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Jean Gregory Evans on March 28, 2009

Funny title, Peter. Hope someone will guess all three. I know one is the butterfly. I am not sure what the Bluebottle is though, maybe it is the bug or fly. I see a bug, a butterfly, a flower and a lot of gorgeous fern! Four elements. I like this photo!


pedrocut on March 29, 2009

Thanks Jean,

The Bluebottle (the posh name is Calliphora erythrocephala), in the middle, is a common fly to England, probably only loved by Anglers to produce maggots!

I am a walker with a camera and remember that as I bent down to take this shot I nearly overbalanced with the weight of my backpack. Although I had seen many Speckled Wood butterflies it was the first time that one left its wings open long enough to capture.

It was not until I downloaded that I noticed the Bluebottle, and not until I uploaded to the site that I noticed the other bug. And now, as you point out, the fern is very much part of the picture.

Best Wishes Peter

©junebug on April 23, 2009

Thanks for linking me to this beautiful photo, Peter! I viewed it in full size to see all the details, like the bluebottle fly! Never heard of it before but it sure looks pretty, just like your Speckled Wood! You captured it perfectly with his wings open. Thanks also for adding a link to my Speckled Wood! I do appreciate it! Best wishes, Anne

pedrocut on April 24, 2009

Thanks Anne

After reading your comment I looked up the Latin name for Bluebottle (Calliphora erythrocephala) and noticed that I had made a mistake!

It is in fact a Greenbottle (Lucilia caesar)

What the third insect is I do not know.

Best Wishes Peter

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  • Uploaded on January 26, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
    • Taken on 2008/06/05 15:08:50
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 23.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash