"Macro time"


Eastney beach area and on the look out for the wee creatures.
Speckled Wood.

Common Blue female and male.

Common Carder bee and red-Tailed bumble bee.

Is’nt nature wonderful! always something new to discover and Thursday was one of those times.I only saw this when I loaded the pics on to my computer.

I contacted Mike of “Hampshire moths” thinking it was a caterpillar,but his reply informed me that in fact it was a larva of the Seven spot ladybird (pictured),and looking it up learned that a juvenille ladybird is called a larva and it has four instars,i.e. it sheds its skin four timess as it grows.We live and learn.


2 Jun, 2012
davehowle said:

Excellent images, Eric.

2 Jun, 2012
eje said:

Thanks Dave.

2 Jun, 2012
m_squared said:

Some lovely images.

2 Jun, 2012
aster said:

Beautiful pics Eric.
I have noticed that we don't seem to have many butterflies at the moment. After a good start in March we had a sharp frost so I think we may have lost a few :(
Yours appear to be thriving.

2 Jun, 2012
bonkersbon said:

Lovely photos Eric...and agree with Aster...false hope in March has cost I think. The bee shots are wonderful....glad to see them in our garden too now...loving the honeysuckle which is in full flower !

3 Jun, 2012
eje said:

Many thanks friends.

3 Jun, 2012
jane said:

Aww these are beautiful shots Eric....and many thanks for all the info too.Lovely to learn more about our wildlife...:o))

4 Jun, 2012

stunning set Eric

4 Jun, 2012
eje said:

Many thanks friends.

5 Jun, 2012
david said:

Amazing pics, Eric, especially of the ladybird and larva together. Many Thanks, too, for the information on these. :-)

6 Jun, 2012
eje said:

Thanks David it was new information for me also.

6 Jun, 2012
david said:

And you, very considerately, passed it on to us all!

10 Jun, 2012
muddywalters said:

Wonderful blog and photos Eric (great captures) - always a pleasure to see.

10 Jun, 2012
eje said:

Many thanks Mark.

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