Day 28 – mini beast hunt

Mini beasts often go unnoticed, but they are easy to find if you take the time to stop and look.

Here are a few I found in about 10 minutes.

Meadow Brown on oxeye daisy

Meadow Brown

The Meadow Brown is one of the most common and widespread UK butterflies, often seen flying lower over and in amongst grasses and flowers during the summer.

Peacock butterfly caterpillar

Peacock butterfly caterpillar

To me, the Peacock butterfly caterpillar looks like the midnight sky filled with tiny stars.

Roesel's Bush-cricket

Roesel’s Bush-cricket


The Roesel’s Bush cricket was once only found on the South East coast of the UK, but in recent years it has spread West and North and can now be found on my local patch in Oxfordshire.

7 spot ladybird

7 spot ladybird

Feeding on aphids the 7-spot ladybird can be found all over the UK. As the name suggests it has seven spots, three on each wing case (elytra), the seventh at the front in the middle.


About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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