Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Nigel O:
Lot to learn
I think these little critters are always worth a second look. Jumping spiders (Salticidae) have amazing eyesight for such little things and watch with interest while you take their photo!
A pair of busy Pondskaters
I first thought this was a small Grasshopper that leapt into the pond to avoid me and then swam back. In fact, it is a smaller cousin, a Slender Groundhopper.
And it took me ages to find out what this is. I had assumed it was a beetle, but it wasn't, so I thought maybe a fly as it doesn't have antennae, but no, it's a bug … the last place I looked :( You'd've thought I would have got it sooner with the obvious name of Red-and-black Froghopper. I first saw one and then found dozens of them.
Here is the bee I took the other day on the Welsh Poppies
The picture is pretty bad I know but are those the pollen satchels on each side of the bee?
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