All about Insects 2020

  • This is my Yuck of the year, a slug eating an earthworm! I dug them up yesterday & the worm managed to get away after I washed them for a photo session.

    Personally I think the slug was being a bit greedy & yes I know they aren't insects but I couldn't find a Slug & Snail thread.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Certainly very super yeuk H ... must admit I thought it was an odd shaped sausage at first glance! Lol

     

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  • In reply to Noisette:

    Ah, Hazel, You really made me laugh with your comment "after I washed them for a photo session"--thanks ever so much! I hope you are feeling virtuous having rescued that earthworm, but I also hope you left it somewhere where a Blackbird or Robin could eat it--lol!

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • No worries there Ann, the birds can't wait for me to come in & have a cup of tea so they can poke around in the area I've just dug. The slug was one of the toe-nail types but not sure I can name it as it looked a bit tatty, maybe it had indigestion! LOL

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Lol, Hazel, Maybe it had had too many earthworms--smaller ones!

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Russell T:

    Russell T said:

    Here is a colourful little bug I caught on some lavender stems yesterday. Looks like it's taken a bit of a bash on one side though. ID please?

    By the way have you got a link to your micro lens Cin J, as I might give it a go.

    Bang goes some bug-gers no claims discount.....

    Sorry, been cooped up tooooo long, I'll grab my coat and go.   

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Hi, it's called Chrysolina americana or commonly Rosemary beetle, & we get them on our Rosemary rather than Lavender.......

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France