Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wood nymph in the wild oregano

This was my challenge, to film and photograph this little guy. A great challenge, without a tripod. They are so quick to flit from flower to flower. I love the fake eyes in many of our insects.
My front lawn is covered in spots with wild oregano. It's lovely to mow it, as the smell wafts through the air.


The video shows more clearly its long proboscis.

Wood nymph from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
This video is about Wood nymph
Life History: Males patrol for females with a dipping flight through the vegetation. In late summer, females lay eggs singly on host plant leaves. Caterpillars hatch but do not feed, instead hibernating until spring.

8 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

What a beautiful capture.

Judy said...

What a lovely butterfly!!

William Kendall said...

It's a real beauty!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous butterflies and photos. Have a great evening!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Betterer and betterer! YAM xx

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Terrific images. Yes, they are definitely a challenge because they just don't sit still long enough to focus properly.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a pretty lady; I can't believe she held still long enough for you to catch her! Your photo skills are amazing.

Kay said...

Wow! Very beautiful, Jenn!