During this tough quarantine, we are still allowed a one-hour daily walk in France near our house. I am lucky to have a little wood near mine and I am taking several insect pictures everyday.
Cicindela campestris is a very territorial coleoptera. Once you've found one, you can meet it everyday at the same place. But it is very "shy" and hard to get close to. After several days of shooting, this is for the moment my best shoot :
In copula, Montagne de Lure (Northern face), June 1st, 2020 ; Contrary to the rules in use at this time of pandemic, these two critters do not respect sanitary distancing and have forgotten their masks! The buggers!
By the way, there was a lot of P. apollo and P. mnemosyne flying at the same place the same day. Soon, I'll add some pictures and videos. Note that it is not usual to see P. apollo flying on this mountain so early in June. Usually, it is at least 15 to 20 days later in the month.