TM4791 : A feast for many

taken 7 years ago, near to Burgh st Peter, Norfolk, Great Britain

A feast for many
A feast for many
On this warm day in early July the footpath > LinkExternal link is teeming with insects such as beetles, bees, flies, butterflies, dragonflies > LinkExternal link and damselflies > LinkExternal link. Depicted here are a fly (Sarcophagia carna), a pair of Large Skipper butterflies and many tiny black beetles sharing a thistle flower.

This is one of the largest of the “golden” skippers. The males have a distinctive sex brand on its forewings containing specialised scent scales. Large Skippers are widespread in England and Wales, becoming scarcer further north and in southern Scotland. They can most frequently be seen in June and July in sheltered areas of grassland, where grasses grow tall. Typical sites include meadows, hedgerows, roadside verges, woodland rides and woodland clearings. It can also be found in urban areas, such as parks and churchyards. Adults feed primarily on bird's-foot trefoil, bramble, bugle, dandelion ), devil's-bit scabious, field scabious, kidney vetch, knapweeds, privet, ragged robin, thistles, vetches and yarrow. See also LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 7 July, 2010
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Butterfly   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 472 916 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.0161N 1:38.3194E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 472 916
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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