27 June 2015

Small critters in the forest


Pearl-bordered fritillary?




Slow worm - ormslå - vaskitsa

The slow worm is not a snake but a limbless lizard.
It's about 25-40 cm long and eats snails and worms.



Green hairstreak?


Geotrupes stercorarius is a species of earth-boring dung beetle.



Critters seen on our walk in the forest,
19.6.2015 in Luumäki.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.de/2015/06/camera-critters-377.html

http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.de/2015/06/saturdays-critters-80.html

72 comments:

  1. That worm straight up looks like a snake and I never would have second guessed it if I saw it myself. That is a cool critter. Love your butterflies!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy! The slow worm is a very cool critter and pretty too.

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  2. Gunilla, your Pearl-bordered fritillary beats mine. Great pictures. Also like your slow worm. I'd like to see one of them.

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    1. Thank you, Adam! The slow worm was a fun find.

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  3. The butterfly is beautiful and I loved seeeing the Glowworm

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  4. Super shots of the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and all the other critters.

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  5. Hello Gunilla, I love the butterfly and green hairstreak. I thought the worm was a snake at first, cool sighting. Great captures of the beetle. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Have a great week.

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  6. Beautiful photos !! I love the butterfly :))
    Have a nice weekend
    Marion

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    1. Thank you, Marion! Enjoy your week.

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  7. Dear Gunilla,
    wonderful macro pictures, great work!
    Perfect captured of the slow worm!
    I wish you a nice weekend,
    moni

    Thanks if you visit my blog
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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    1. Thank you, dear Moni! Have a wonderful week.

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  8. Love the butterflies.
    I'm finding identifying to be tricky.

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    1. Thank you, Gail! Butterflies are tricky to ID and I'm never sure if I get the IDs correct.

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  9. Lots of critters!
    The butterfly pose for you too.

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  10. Wow, nice job of bringing them to life for us!

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  11. loved these shots! a wonderful set!

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  12. Perhoskuvat ovat harvinaisia nyt blogeissa ja vaskitsa on superharvinainen! Sinä onnentyttö! :)

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    1. Kiitos, Tillariina! En ole montaa perhosta vielä nähnyt tänä kesänä. Vaskitsa oli mielenkiintoinen tuttavuus, vaikka se ei kauan jaksanut meille poseerata.

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  13. Great captures on your walk, Gunilla! Limbless lizard or not, he would have scared the wits out of me! Great shot, though! Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you, June! I thought he was a stick at first so I was a little surprised when he started moving. :-) Enjoy your week.

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  14. Great shots of the critters.

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  15. A beautiful butterfly. The worm I have never seen before. The beetle is a familiar type.
    It must have felt good to see them during your walk.
    Greetings, Kees

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    1. Thank you, Kees! It's always fun to see critters no matter how small they are.

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  16. Muy buenos detalles en todas ellas. Me gusta la foto del eslizón que, tienes razón, en algunos casos aún posee unas patitas atrofiadas que ponen de manifiesto que es un lagarto.
    Un abrazo,

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    1. Thank you, Miguel! The slow worm was fun to see.

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  17. I love butterflies ! They are difficult to photograph, therefore I admire your photos Gunilla ! Have a happy weekend :)

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  18. Beautiful butterflies!
    I didn't know there were limbless lizards. Very interesting

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  19. Hello.

      It is my joy to share your wonderful works.
      And sweet message charms my heart.

      I pray for your happiness and world peace.
      Thank you World-wide LOVE, and your Support.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

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    1. Thank you, Ruma! I wish you a happy week.

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  20. Cool critters, I never heard of a slow worm before!
    ~

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  21. Dearest Gunilla; Oh, your 'Pearl-bordered fritillary' is gorgeous and I LOVE 'Green hairstreak' with pretty pink flower♡♡♡ Hard for me to find Beetles here -:) Great walks for finding critters, Dear friend♪

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Finland, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Miyako! We had a great walk. Many hugs to you. I wish you a happy week.

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  22. Someone else had a pearl-bordered fritillary recently, they have such gorgeous details in their wing designs. The Slow Worm is interesting to see, so glossy, he is welcome to come visit me and eat slugs.

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! The slow worm had a beautiful coppery colour.

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  23. Love the little forest critters, especially the fritillary.

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  24. Gunilla,
    I simply love that butterfly. Never seen this kind before.
    Have a Wonderful Week!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thank you, Chandra! Have a happy week.

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  25. What a beautiful butterfly ! Long time I haven't seen any !

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    1. Thank you, Gattina! We haven't had many butterflies yet this summer. I guess it's been too cold for them.

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  26. gorgeous butterfly, it could not have been photographed more perfectly!!!

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  27. Amazing shots! I love the butterfly! What a beauty!

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  28. Beautiful photos.
    I love the butterfly.

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  29. Okay I have to go look up more on that slow worm. How intriguing!

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    1. Thank you very much! It's a neat critter.

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  30. The best I have seen this year, the Pearl-bordered Fritillary Gunilla.

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  31. This is a really interesting series showing us some of the incredible diversity of nature.

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