Northern brown argus 1
Northern brown argus 3 (on plantain)
Northern brown argus 2
Soldier beetle on cocksfoot
Small skipper butterfly
Northern brown argus 1The white spot on the forewing identifies this as a northern brown argus and not a brown argus butterfly.
Northern brown argus 3 (on plantain)This picture shows how the patterns act as camouflage, when the butterfly is at rest on a flower.
Northern brown argus 2The sun illuminating the grass behind, this northern brown argus warms itself from the heat of the rays. These small butterflys are found along the Berwickshire coast.
Soldier beetle on cocksfootThere are many species of similar looking beetles, quite hard to identify. They are useful in the garden, the larvae eating greenfly and pests, and the adult feeds on nectar, pollinating flowers as it goes. This one is on the seed head of cocksfoot grass. Taken in Northumberland.
Small skipper butterflySmall skipper, a small grassland butterfly, widespread across the UK. Taken along the Ridgeway path in Wiltshire.
GrasshopperMeadow grasshopper, the commonest species of grasshopper, although they have wings, they are flightless. Taken in the New forest, Hampshire.