Even though the Milkweed was gone to seed I still was able to find a nymph and an adult.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
One afternoon when Sharon was up in the Fylton Forest I was showing her where I found the Cat-Faced Spider. In the tall grass under the web we spotted this unusual bug. It took a while, but with Sharon holding back some of the other grass around it I managed to get a couple shots.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Plume moths are so delicate looking, this one is no exception. The larva feed on artichokes but also on thistle. I photographed this one by the west door.
Friday, September 23, 2011
One afternoon while I was wandering around the Joan Heriot Centre I saw one of these in a large spider web. That evening I went back to the same area and found this one crawling on one of the fence posts.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Even though I was only going to post the bugs that I photographed during our stay at Mackie Lake House while B was the Writer in Residence I couldn't resist posting this beautiful snail that I found crawling on one of the logs in the Fylton Forest. It apparently is an introduced species from Europe.