"All creatures great and small".


In my blog of the 24th June was this photo.

Yesterday I found this.

And this also.

And to-day this.

Sadly a few died overnight, but the rest are in a large jar full of Meadowsweet,eventually I hope they will develop into the adult Green Shield Bug which I took last August in the same place as I found the eggs.I hope to release them back to where I found them.


2 Jul, 2011
littlewren said:

wow Eric...thats great....showing the life cycle of the shield bug well done.....

2 Jul, 2011
david said:

You are giving us a fascinating insight here, Eric. Many Thanks!

2 Jul, 2011
muddywalters said:

I'm lost for words . . . here's one - Fascinating. :-)

2 Jul, 2011
jane said:

What a wonderful blog....and so kind of you to take them eventually back towhere you found them.That adult is an amazing shade of green...love it ! Well done Eric..

2 Jul, 2011
robashfield said:

wow wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not much more to say!!!!

2 Jul, 2011
eje said:

Many many thanks friends,you can thank Olive my dear wife for all this.I had taken some shots around the pond,one of the Meadowsweet which I had no idea what it was.I showed her the photo and she reminded me of what she had said many times that the important thing identifying wild flowers is the leaf,and so I went back and picked the leaf not knowing the eggs were on it.

3 Jul, 2011
saucy said:

These are fabulous, showing such a detailed insight into an alien world that lives here with us.

As Jane said - what an amazing shade of green and the red on his/her antenna is a a fabulous contrast.

We once had a Sexton Beetle fly into our kitchen that was truly beautiful in the most surreal way possible.

3 Jul, 2011
eje said:

Many thanks Saucy.Come on we're all friends what's your first name.ERIC.

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