in Nature Lovers4 months ago

I took plenty of photographs during the spring and summer of 2016. Most of them were taken outdoors, in the groves, shrublands, and meadows just outside my hometown. In today's post, I'll show you some of those old shots.


You can see a butterfly from the Satyrinae family in this opening shot. Melanargia galathea is the name of the species.

Here you can see a bunch of soft young fennel leaves in my hand. I probably ate that fennel with potatoes and cream. But I can't be sure because that information isn't written in the JPEG metadata and I don't remember the stuff shown in these old photographs.


This is the Cetonia aurata. The green rose chafer. A beetle from the Scarabaeidae family.


Some insects really look like intricate, sophisticated pieces of jewelry.

The rose chafer was feeding on the pollen produced by the Rosa canina flowers.

Rosa canina is one of the wild rose species that grow here in my area.

In this photograph, a bee fly (Bombyliidae family) is collecting the nectar of the Rosa canina flower.

A beautiful European green lizard (Lacerta viridis) was resting and sunbathing on the wild rose plant.

On the herbaceous vegetation under the shrubs, I found another interesting beetle-shaped piece of biological jewelry.

This is the Chrysolina herbacea, a beetle from the Chrysomelidae family. And now ...


... something completely different. Here you can see three shots taken in my kitchen. My dog Bepina is the protagonist of this triptych.


You can see another butterfly here.

This is the Satyrium acaciae ...


... a species from the Lycaenidae family.


In this shot, a juvenile Neoscona adianta spider has caught a fly from the Bombyliidae family. When it comes to the fly, I can't tell you the exact species but I'm pretty sure that the genus is Anthrax.

Here you can see a mating pair of Rutpela maculata longhorn beetles. In the following photograph ...


... the Molobratia teutonus robber fly (Asilidae family) has caught a sawfly. Can't tell you what sawfly it was. Despite the word fly in the name, sawflies aren't flies. They are Hymenoptera related to ants, bees, and wasps. Meanwhile ...


... a group of sheep was grazing the juicy green grass that grows between shrub-covered areas.

This is a detail from one of the small pine trees that grow among the shrubs.

I collected an edible bouquet of wild asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius) shoots.

This is the Deraeocoris rubber, a bug from the Miridae family.


At one point, near some small abandoned cottage with broken windows ...

... I came across the creepy detail shown in this photograph. A dirty plastic baby leg of a doll was protruding from the ground.

Here you can see some springtime mushrooms photographed in the oak grove a couple of kilometers from my hometown. The following photograph ...

... was taken in my yard.


The European rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis) is a regular seasonal visitor.


This spectacular beetle is pretty rare in this area, so I'm very happy to see them every year so close to my house.


Some of these mini-rhinos probably live their long larval stage in the compost I use for gardening. That could explain their regular presence in my yard.

You can see a silky nest in this photograph.

There is a nest and a pretty big spider on it.

The spider was guarding a cocoon.

This scene got uncovered when I removed a piece of bark from the rotting tree.

This small bird, photographed on the olive tree ...

... is the European greenfinch (Chloris chloris).


Here you can see another bird. A slightly bigger one. This is the European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur).

Here you can take a look at the coastal scenery somewhere between Medulin, the small town in which I live, and Liznjan, the nearest village. You can also see some lovely clouds present in the sky on that occasion. The following photograph was taken in the same area.

You can see the Ononis spinosa flowers here.

This is the Tettigonia viridissima bushcricket.

A nymph. A young, not completely developed bushcricket.

This is a weevil. A beetle from the Curculionidae family. Can't tell you the name of the species.

Here, in the last shot of today's post, you can see a small spider from the Gnaphosidae family. The name of the species is Aphantaulax trifasciata.



This post was shared and voted inside the discord by the curators team of discovery-it
Join our Community and follow our Curation Trail
Discovery-it is also a Witness, vote for us here
Delegate to us for passive income. Check our 80% fee-back Program

Thank you for sharing with us in the Nature Lovers Community

Support the Nature Lovers Community to grow and develop

25 HP50 HP100 HP250 HP500 HP1000 HP


I like a lot when you share macho shots!!!... Awesome!... And the doll's dirty plastic baby leg almost scared me to death! ha ha ha :))

!discovery 37

@jlinaresp has sent VSC to @borjan

This post was rewarded with 0.1 VSC to support your work.
Join our photography communityVisual Shots
Check here to view or trade VSC Tokens
Be part of our Curation Trail

@jlinaresp ha enviado VSC a @borjan

Éste post fue recompensado con 0.1 VSC para apoyar tu trabajo.
Únete a nuestra comunidad de fotografía Visual Shots
Consulte aquí para ver o intercambiar VSC Tokens
Se parte de nuestro Trail de Curación

Uses: 2/25

@borjan! Your Content Is Awesome so I just sent 1 $BBH (Bitcoin Backed Hive) to your account on behalf of @jlinaresp. (2/5)

Thanks for your contribution to the STEMsocial community. Feel free to join us on discord to get to know the rest of us!

Please consider delegating to the @stemsocial account (85% of the curation rewards are returned).

You may also include @stemsocial as a beneficiary of the rewards of this post to get a stronger support. 

Congratulations, your post has been upvoted by @dsc-r2cornell, which is the curating account for @R2cornell's Discord Community.

Manually curated by @jasonmunapasee


You have a good eye for spotting stuff... I would have never seen the spider and his catch 😅. And I would have walked the other way if I saw the one on the nest...

I agree the green beetle looks like a emerald!!

Saw flies not being fly 😅🤣. This is way I don't understand the English language. It should be a saw ant.


@borjan, @misshugo(1/3) sent you LUV. | tools | discord | community | HiveWiki | NFT | <>< daily

Made with by crrdlx


Aggg the photo of the spider was disturbingly well taken, the amount of detail it has is very good!

Some wonderful insects, Cetonia aurata is a real insects, from it's colour texture, it looks like it is artificial.

Awesome photos and beautiful insects!

Wow, this is a lot of photos for a single period of time. And they are beautiful 😍. Most especially the natural jewelry nature graced those beetles. The almost looked like well designed diamond or gold ring except the colors would have been that of nature. I loved them. Thank you for sharing.

Old but gold. Have you visited the place recently?

Looking at the leg of the doll I looked to see where the head was haaaaaa, can you imagine walking like you did and suddenly this appears, the matter is quite creepy, luckily it is from a doll. an excellent post
I wish you a happy start to the week

very nice display of insect images.

I like your Butterfly photos best , as they are so pretty and remind me of Summer (my favorite time of year). !LOLZ

Why are dogs bad dancers?
Because they have two left feet.

Credit: marshmellowman
@borjan, I sent you an $LOLZ on behalf of @fun.farms

Use the !LOL or !LOLZ command to share a joke and an $LOLZ

All the pictures you display look very beautiful


Por lo general me encantan las mariposas, pero el escarabajo verde 🌿 estar super bello. Hermosas fotos hermano.

That baby doll leg got me shocked and scared.

This is really awesome I must confess

Okay yes, that doll leg was really creepy😅..The beetle you were holding though,I don't know but it wouldn't have stung you? Or bite you or something? I'm seeing something sharp around its nose (is that it's nose?🥹).


$PIZZA slices delivered:
@jlinaresp(2/10) tipped @borjan