Bugs & Bees & Creepy Crawlies.


Over a four day period last week I walked along a short path at Eastney beach by the entrance to Langstone harbour. The first photo is the path and in the distance can be seen the Isle of Wight.

Ladybird – Parasitic wasp – Adult Green shield bug.

Common Carder bee – Red tailed bumble bee ( note pollen on leg) -Buff tailed bumble bee

Male Common blue – Male underwing – Female Common blue.

A new one for me this Yellow Belle moth. Upper – Underwing – Feathered antennae (about 8-10mm in length)

A Banded snail.

And finally a walk back to the car for a picnic lunch.Across the harbour is Hayling Island and central is a section of Mulberry harbour which never made it for the Normany landings during the second world war. In the far distance, the South Downs.


23 May, 2011

Fabulous photos and fond memories of the area from many years ago. What's happened to the Marine Barracks nowadays? The Gravediggers Arms (by the cemetry)...... ?

23 May, 2011
aster said:

Wonderful close ups Eric :) Good to see the environment they live in too.

23 May, 2011
robashfield said:

Absolutely awesome pics eric....Love the moth pictures.Brill!!!!!!!!!!

23 May, 2011
eje said:

Many thanks again friends.

23 May, 2011
bonkersbon said:

Beautiful detailed images Eric .. some of which just dont see here, thanks for sharing.

23 May, 2011
littlewren said:


24 May, 2011
eje said:

Thank you,it's good to share.

24 May, 2011
donna said:

Wow eje your photos are lovely

24 May, 2011
jane said:

Thank you for taking us along on your walk Eric...thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Lovely to see the three different bees on your travels and I do love the Banded snail too. Mother Nature in all her glory..in miniature.Beautiful...:o))

25 May, 2011
eje said:

Thank you once again dear friend,yesterday Olive and I had a first sighting of two Grey Partidges, but I only managed to get a long distance shot as they ran away from us,also I saw a new moth, namely a Speckled Yellow which I will upload sometime.All the best.Eric

25 May, 2011
muddywalters said:

Wonderful shots Eric - thanks for sharing.
(Always wanted to live on the I.O.W when I was a kid - many happy holidays spent there).

25 May, 2011
muddywalters said:

Wonderful shots Eric - thanks for sharing.
(Always wanted to live on the I.O.W when I was a kid - many happy holidays spent there).

25 May, 2011
eje said:

Cheers Mark,it certainly is a lovely Island and you might remember I showed some photo's from our holiday last year.

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