A day out

A few weeks ago, I visited the Perchtoldsdorfer Heide, a nature reserve (Natura 2000 protected area) in the foothills of the Vienna woods. I mainly wanted to spot Saga pedo, a wingless tettigoniid ‘bush cricket’ and actually the largest Ensiferan in Europe – not Europe’s largest insect though, which probably is the Large Emperor Moth, Saturnia pyri (up to 17cm wingspan!), also occuring in the area.

To cut it short: I didn’t find it. But there are some amazing photos of it on the web, like here. Still, I got a few nice shots of the landscape and some insects that I wanted to share.

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For sure I’ll be back next year…

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