In reply to James:
Some bugs I have taken over the years.
Ants farming aphids
Grasshopper laying eggs.
Covering the hole up with her back legs.
Wolf Spider with young on it's back.
Wolf Spider with young and egg sack still attached.
That's an amazing collection of bugs Jim and lovely close ups, some scary looking ones lol
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
Thanks Hazel, all taken with a Panasonic DMC FZ50 most were taken in 2007.
EDIT And I still have the camera up and running :)
I found a very colourful insect in my garden yesterday morning. When I found it, the critter was on its back. The legs were moving slightly but not all of them. I brought it to the kitchen and having taken a few ID shots, I left in in the sunlight in the hope that the warmth would reanimate it. Sure enough, after a couple of minutes it took to the air and was gone. I posted pics on Twitter and was informed that it was a Rose Chafer. Beautiful colouring.
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
Very striking bug. And, if you don't know what it is you can always scan the QR code to ID it.
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