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Hit EXPLORE on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at position # 291.


Hit EXPLORE on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at position # 74.


Good morning everyone and I hope you had a nice weekend. Just a single pic today of my very first Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) for 2017.


The Cabbage White is a small to medium size butterfly with a wing span of 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 inches (4.5 - 5.8 cm). And while normally very common here in the Midwest, it has been very spotty so far this season. Which is on the heels of not a very good year for this species in 2016 either.


As for the above photo, the butterfly is seen nectaring on Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense), which is a species of Cirsium, native throughout Europe and northern Asia, and widely introduced elsewhere. The standard English name in its native area is Creeping Thistle, but it is more commonly known in North America as Canada or Canadian Thistle.


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ISO400, aperture f/10, exposure .001 seconds (1/640) focal length 300mm


This photo was made for Bokeh Thursday, the challenge was "NATURE."


Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) is an invader from Eurasia, found in the northern U.S. and southern Canada. Canada thistle is present is every county in Idaho. It is one of Idaho's most widespread and damaging noxious weeds. It is a perennial with purple flowers.


The challenge was to get outside and photograph nature. I looked for something pretty to photograph, something green (evergreens) and alive. Everything I shot looked boring, the same thing I had taken many times before so I got down on the ground and started shooting dead weeds and grass. When I took them off the camera I was amazed at the thistle in particular, it looked almost like an alien.

Large skipper nectaring on creeping thistle

The plant Cirsium arvense belongs to the family of the Asteraceae.


A close up of the very furry Buff-Tailed Bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) looking for pollen on the head of what I think is a Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense). Seen near Carr Mill Dam, St Helens and taken using a +4 macro filter on my 18-270 zoom lens. Sony SLT A65.


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The butterfly is the European Peacock (Inachis io) of the Lepidoptera (Nymphalidae). It is the butterfly of the year 2009 in Germany.

Even what is commonly called a 'weed' has a certain beauty.

24 May 2017.

Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.

Found on Cirsium arvense.

Hit EXPLORE on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at position # 81.


Pelto-ohdake (Cirsium arvense) shot in quite red sunrise. Next weekend I shall take part in a bear safari in East-Finland, just close to the Russian border where there are lot of wild bears. See if I come back with photos or torn by beasts.

Cardo cundidor o carolina es una planta erecta y vivaz y espinescente (con espinas) que florece (color púrpura) de mayo a octubre en campos de labranza, pastos, tierras baldías, bordes de caminos y claros de bosques de toda Europa, formando poblaciones compactas (en eso se diferencia de otros cardos). El cardo cundidor posee raíces que generan nuevas plantas. Paradójicamente el arado es su mejor aliado. Es muy difícil de erradicar y presenta actitudes invasoras. Es bueno cortarlo con lluvia para que ésta penetre por su tallo y lo pudra.


There are 3 types of Cirsium that are common around my house. The other two are shown below.

Москва. Лес в Теплом Стане. Moscow. Forest in Teply Stan.

Alypia octomaculata — Hodges#9314


Another lifer.

caused by Thistle Gall Fly (Urophora cardui)


seen at LWT The Shrubberies

Toulouse Ponts Jumeaux, 11 juin 2011, sur Chardon des champs, Cirsium arvense

Бодяк полевой (Cirsium arvense)



The Bee beetles are scarab beetles. Here a couple creating a few more :)

The length of a full grown Bee beetle is around 10-12mm for both sexes.

They love pollen and this flower, the Creeping Thistle, is one of it's favorites.

It's larvae grow up mainly in rotten wood but sometimes they grow up in anthills.

Isn't it a shame that something as pretty as the thistle is such a pesky plant. The purple flower is really pretty and the seedheads are as well but they are certainly invasive in the garden and on farms. However, I'm grateful that they're so easy to find when I'm out and about with the camera and there's nothing much in bloom. :-)




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(Cirsium arvense) beautiful and thorny thistle in the field

(Cirsium arvense) beautiful and thorny thistle in the field

The plant is Cirsium arvense and belongs to the Asteraceae and the butterfly (Large White) is Pieris brassicae and belongs to the family of the Pieridae. Großer Kohlweißling


24 May 2017.

Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.

Found on Cirsium arvense.

Rhagonycha fulva on Cirsium arvense

Acker-Kratzdistel, Cirsium arvense

I was waiting for a visit of a bumble bee on this thistle when I noticed the spider waiting himself for a prey. The flower is Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle).

Scarlet tiger moth - Callimorpha dominula - Panaxia dominula - Arctiidae

Cirsium arvense - Thistle


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(Sq Crop).. I saw loads of these 'Common red soldier beetles'.. 'Rhagonycha fulva'.. yesterday up on the heath.. Full Size..


The 'Thistle' they are on.. is 'Creeping thistle'.. 'Cirsium arvense'


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One of Europe's largest Hoverflies, mimics a hornet

On Common Knapweed, Centaurea nigra, I believe.


Now corrected, Creeping Thistle, Cirsium arvense

A little breeze only and this kind of nature-art is gone.


creeping thistle, Canada thistle or Canadian thistle


[Cirsium arvense]


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Бодяк полевой (Cirsium arvense)

The spotted longhorn (Rutpela maculata) is a species of the genus Rutpela, in the order beetles (Coleoptera), the suborder Polyphaga, the infraorder Cucujiformia, the superfamily Chrysomeloidea, the family longhorn beetles, long-horned beetles or longicorns (Cerambycidae), the subfamily Lepturinae and the tribe Lepturini. Strangalia maculata and Leptura maculata are scientific synonyms for this species. The spotted longhorn is widespread from Western, Central and Southern Europe to West Asia. It is found throughout Germany butis only occasionally encountered.

Adult Rutpela maculata reach body lengths of 14 - 20 mm. Their bodies are elongated and slimly built. Their base colour is black. The antennae are alternately black and yellow. The wing covers (elytra ) are yellow, usually with black markings towards the front. There are spots / patches on the wing tips, more or less associated with black crossing bands. The markings and colouration of the wing covers vary greatly in this species, and they serve to mislead other insects through wasp mimicry.

There are specimens whose elytra are completely yellow and those in which they appear almost black. The legs of these beetles are also alternately black and yellow. These colour patterns, as well as those on their antennae, occuronly in the spotted longhorn. By rubbing their wing covers on their hind legs they can produce chirping sounds.

Rutpela maculata can be found from June to August in different habitats. They prefer deciduous forests, clumps of bushes or meadows with open areas. These beetles are diurnal and are often found on hawthorn or the parsley family, where they feed on pollen, nectar or parts of flowers. The preferred food plants of the adult beetles also include thistle(Cirsium arvense), orchid, chervil and hogweed.

The larvae of Rutpela maculata develop in rotten wood from deciduous trees (beech, oak, birch, hawthorn) and occasionally from conifers (pines), which they feed on leaving long tunnels. They pupate at the end of these passages after the last larval stage and hatch later as adult beetles.


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