Creatures Great & Small

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

giant peacock moths

striped shield bugs

Fire Bug (Pyrrhocoris apterus)

Fire Bug (Pyrrhocoris apterus)

Large Bee Fly (Bombylius major) - it mimics the bee

Large Bee Fly (Bombylius major) – it mimics the bee


One thought on “Creatures Great & Small

  1. Just proving I have joined the technological age by signing up to the site and writing a comment! Just wanted to say the photography is stunning. Alex and I also has a good look at the night time photos – so the effort of putting them on was not wasted!!

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