Butterflies

Spanish Festoon

Although they are supposed to be present throughout the Iberian peninsula, and in a variety of habitats, today was the first time I recall having across the colourful Spanish Festoon, Zerynthia rumina, a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae....
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Insects

Bee day

Honey Bees, the huge Carpenter Bees and others were merrily feasting on nectar or collecting pollen as the sun shone down at lunchtime. Quite full leg pouches some of them....
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