More from my Holiday in Cyprus

June 02, 2014  •  2 Comments

Swallowtail ButterflySwallowtail Butterfly

There were plenty of Butterflies to be seen over on Cyprus, but with it being constantly hot and sunny, they were mostly on the wing.  I did see quite a few that I had never seen before, the Swallow Tail is one I had never got a pic of so I was made up to finally nail one

Yet again up at Mavrokloymbos Dam we saw loads,got a Long Tailed Blue, a Hermit and Lesser Fiery Butterfly, there were lots of Skippers but never got a shot and loads of really small Blue ones, never got on those either, I did get loads of Dragonflies, mainly Drop Wing, I did see another absolutely beauty, it was like one of our Darters, but it was a shiney Golden Yellow, it was stunning, I followed it for ages but it just wouldn't settle.

Over on the Asprokremos Dam I saw the strangest creature ever, it was like a Dragonfly but it wasn't one, it was about 2 inches long and when it settled it set it's wings back like a Damselfly, it wasn't one of those either, it turned out to be a Giant Lacewing, what a wonder to see, felt like Darwin for a minute.

Other oddities I encountered were a massive Robber Fly, a Mammoth Wasp, they are big moth like creatures, found some probable Egyptian Crickets, oh and another weird thing a Flat Nosed Grasshopper, a cross between a Stick Insect and a Grasshopper, again about 2 + inches long.

There are loads more on my site, take a look, it's under Cyprus Holiday, thanks for reading this all the best and Happy Days Long Tailed Blue ButterflyLong Tailed Blue Butterfly Hermit ButterflyHermit Butterfly Lesser Fiery ButterflyLesser Fiery Butterfly Swallowtail ButterflySwallowtail Butterfly Giant LacewingGiant LacewingProbably 2 inches (50mm) or more long RobberflyRobberfly Hummingbird HawkmothHummingbird Hawkmoth Mammoth WaspMammoth Wasp Violet Dropwing DragonflyViolet Dropwing Dragonfly Violet Dropwing DragonflyViolet Dropwing Dragonfly

Egyptian CricketEgyptian Cricket Flat Nosed GrasshopperFlat Nosed Grasshopper Flat Nosed GrasshopperFlat Nosed Grasshopper


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Steve Carey(non-registered)
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Frank(non-registered)
Stonking shots, and interesting too. I thought the birds and insects were great. Chris will appreciate the lizzies more than me. Top shots mate, but where's the missus in a bikini?????
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