Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The Cute and the Headless

We took a trip to Fontmell Down, stopped at Compton Abbas Airfield for coffee and cake.  There was a few Chalk Hill Blue butterfly and a couple of the Common Blue. 
This is the cute, a Chalk Hill Blue who was quite happy to sit on my finger

This is my attempt to get a picture of a headless cow, if you squint at the picture you can just about see that the cow is headless ;-)  The markings on this cow is quite unusual.

Not quite sure what this fly is, doen't look pretty, quite large.

Mint moth


Roy Norris said...

Wow! that is unusual markings for the cow Lyn. I t must be a Friesian Cross of some kind.
Oops! suppose to call Friesian, Holsteins nowadays, can't get use to that.

Richard Pegler said...

This lovely post of yours brought a smile to my face Linda. Thank you! I reckon 'cute' covers the Chalkhill Blue image perfectly. I love your 'headless cow'. I'm wondering if your fly is a hoverfly species?

Best wishes - - - Richard

Linda Yarrow said...

Thankyou Roy and Richard. The fly, Richard, I think is a type of fly from what I have found (Tachina grossa) not a particularly nice one, its larvae are internal parasites of the caterpillars of various large moths.