A millipede rests on an old umbellifer stem. His shape, a crude question mark, made me wonder – does he dream? If so, what of?
A male Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa) on pond side reeds. Two different views, showing how this damselfly may sometimes appear as a beautiful bronze colour. Also note how this damselfly holds its wings out at 45 degrees when resting, most damselflies fold their wings at rest. The male develops the blue coating (pruinescence) on his […]
A Pellucid Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), also known as the Great Pied Hoverfly, feeding here on a Devil’s Bit Scabious flower. These large hoverflies (30mm wingspan) can be seen near wooded clearings & hedgerows. They are rather fond of bramble blossom.
A Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) has some ground clearance issues as it scurries across a stony forest track. These beetles exude a foul red liquid as a defence mechanism, hence the name.
Balance King Framed – A male Common Blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) balances on the stem of a rush.
Dragonfly exuvia – the moulted exoskeleton left behind when the aquatic Naiad emerges to fly as a Dragon (fly).
Bugs Gallery, photographed by AnnMarie Jones. (Insects & Creepy Crawlies from around Wales).