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Common Mormon Swallowtail #03– Kemenuh Butterfly Park, Bali, Indonesia by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

I not 100% but this butterfly does appear to be a Common Mormon Swallowtail [Papilio polytes].

We spent a fair bit of time exploring the Kemenuh Butterfly Park in Bali, Indonesia. I can highly recommend it if you are in Bali and in the Ubud area.
 

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Common Sailor – Kemenuh Butterfly Park, Bali, Indonesia by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

I not 100% sure but this butterfly does appear to be a Common Sailor [Neptis hylas].

We spent a fair bit of time exploring the Kemenuh Butterfly Park in Bali, Indonesia. I can highly recommend it if you are in Bali and in the Ubud area.
 
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A zebra swallowtail on butterfly milkweed.

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Some fun with a grasshopper in my kitchen today.

Unharmed by his experience and now back with his mates in my garden.


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Same plant, outdoors with what looks like a big hairy hoverfly on it. Feel free to correct me if anyone knows what it really is.

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Same plant, outdoors with what looks like a big hairy hoverfly on it. Feel free to correct me if anyone knows what it really is.

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I don't know for sure what it is, but I suspect that it is a bee. And I think your previous post shows a katydid (they have very long antennae, grasshoppers have short ones as I understand it). All subject to correction.
 

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That's not a gropper, it's a bushcricket - something much cooler, note the long antennae. A female Oak Bushcricket, she's a carnivore, and a nice find in a garden.

https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/oak-bush-cricket

edit :And as relic mentions, they are called katydids on other countries.
Thank you. She (he really) was actually making her (his really) way across the bedroom ceiling. We live on the edge of Sutton Park which is ringed by large oak trees. We get them every year. Thank you very much for the link.
 
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I don't know for sure what it is, but I suspect that it is a bee. And I think your previous post shows a katydid (they have very long antennae, grasshoppers have short ones as I understand it). All subject to correction.
That's what it wants you to think :) I've looked at my other pictures and I believe I have a Bumblebee Mimic Hoverfly. https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Hoverflies-that-mimic-bumblebees-20131.pdf

There were four of them. I'll post a picture from a different angle if I can find one which is even remotely in focus.
 

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That's what it wants you to think :) I've looked at my other pictures and I believe I have a Bumblebee Mimic Hoverfly. https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Hoverflies-that-mimic-bumblebees-20131.pdf

There were four of them. I'll post a picture from a different angle if I can find one which is even remotely in focus.
Nature is amazing. Thank you very much for the link to the PDF file! Now I have to look back at my "bee" images and try to figure out if they were bees or bee-mimicking-hoverflies :)
 
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I didn't realize there was a specific thread for dragonflies, this is x posted in the Oly 60mm macro showcase thread, but it should probably live here

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Nature is amazing. Thank you very much for the link to the PDF file! Now I have to look back at my "bee" images and try to figure out if they were bees or bee-mimicking-hoverflies :)
Found one. Just don't stand too close to your monitor - there's a bit of movement in it (it was windy). It has hairy 'melon slice shape' sections running vertically in each eye.

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