Tuesday, 21 June 2011



On the only decent day we had last week, I took a walk from the village of St Earth along the bank of the Hayle River towards the village of Relubbas.
Let me first state that the River is very small and at this time of the year resembles little more than a stream, as there is very little bird activity at the moment it was the Macro lens that again came into use.
I have included a few scenes of the area and although being a very pleasant walk the scenery is not spectacular.
I like this area because of the varied Insects that can be found and the gentle sound of running water can be very soothing.

St Earth. (Junction at the bottom of the village ).

Beetle ( Oedemera Nobolis ) Male. 8 - 10mm.

Bug ( Coerus Marginnatus ). 15mm

St  Earth. (Looking back over the bridge that spans the river).

Hover Fly ( Helophilus Pendulus ). 12mm.

St Earth Church. ( From across the river ).

Hover Fly ( Xanthogramma Pedissequum ). 10 - 12mm

Hayle River.

Gold-Ringed Dragonfly.

Hayle River.

Hoverfly ( Episyrphus Balteatus ). 10 - 15mm

Leaf Beetle ( Donacia Vulgaris ). 7 - 10mm

Hayle River.

Meadow Plant Bug (Leptopterna Dolabrata ). 7 - 10mm

Scorpian Fly ( Panorpa Communis ). 10 - 15mm.

Hayle River.

Small Tortoiseshell.

Speckled Bush Cricket.

With the weather being so wet at the moment and not able to take images, I am spending the time scanning in loads of old family photographs. So the postings may be a little sparse until the weather improves.



  1. Lovely photos Monty. Great macro work and a very enjoyable walk around your area! Lovely views of the church and the river.

    I am sure though that your Leaf Beetle ( Donacia Vulgaris ) is in fact the female Fat-legged Beetle (Oedemera Nobilis) which doesn't have the 'fat' thighs of the male :)

  2. Beautiful captures, Monts! Some of these insects have amazing colour.

    All the best!

  3. Fantastic series Monts,super Macro photography.
    Just think,some of your insects are only 4-5 mm in size.
    Well done mate.

  4. Lovely series of Macro images and interesting post. Been meaning to do that walk myself and reading your post and seeing those photos have inspired me to do that next time i'm down.

  5. I found your blog goggling a sawfly. I will be posting a strange specimen hopefully tonight, that I'm hoping you can help me identify. You seem to know your bugs. Any help will be appreciated. I just became your newest follower. Love what I see here.