Scarlet Pimpernel (blue form and maybe the ssp foemina)
|This is a 'normal' blue form, overlapping 'full' petals, shortish sepals|
|Putative foemina, showing petals that do not overlap, are not as 'full', with seemingly longer sepals|
|ssp foemina is meant to be smaller and slighter - these do look it to me compared to the red Pimpernels|
The lawn was mowed, the sun was out and I thought "Why not put a pheromone lure out while I have a cup of tea?" I have hung up the VES lure on quite a few occasions in the back garden and recorded absolutely nothing, but today, after five minutes, this came along!
|A male Yellow-legged Clearwing, due to its black, and not yellow, tail fan|
So there you go, you don't need to twitch to see the goodies, although my stagnant UK bird life list might disagree with me.