Wandering round the garden spying on the bees has opened up a whole new microcosm for me – the place is teeming with all sorts of fauna, most of which I am immediately unable to identify. So, I am now on a mission to capture these beauties on film, and with the aid of the interweb find out a bit more about them – starting with the common names.
I am going to post them here – initially in no particular sequence.
~ six spot burnet – a moth ~
I know this one – so here’s the family name ~ coccinellida (from the Latin for scarlet) ~
~ the very hungry (and very large) caterpillar ~
this image and the following ones are from my archives – but I think are worth posting
~ giant peacock moths ~
I strongly suspect these 2 are the parents of junior in the previous image
giant peacock moths
striped shield bugs
Fire Bug (Pyrrhocoris apterus)
Large Bee Fly (Bombylius major) – it mimics the bee