Insects provide a huge source of subject matter for nature photographers. Species not seen before, are always introducing themselves to the camera.
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Other Insects

Green Hairstreak on dead heather.
Phyllobius pomaceus copulating, but under observation by a monster! Often found on nettles, has metallic blue green scales.
            Blue - tailed damselfly??
Colletes succinctis-a mining bee, and fairly uncommon in N.Ireland
Common Green Grasshopper. I no longer hear grasshoppers-hearing range is decreasing or there are fewer about ! A sound from childhood which has gone.
Six-spot Burnet moth on Purple Marsh Orchid.
Four-spot Chaser dragonfly-L.Fea