A quick one photo post of a large red damselfly on a white background.
Back in June I came across this emperor dragonfly egg laying in the RSPB’s pond at Wat Tyler Country Parks.
A couple of nice finds from pond and borrow dyke survey. First was this opossum shrimp my first ever. They are called this because they carry their young round ina pouch, like marsupials. Secon was this screech or squeak beetle, famous for squeaking when it feels threatened. That is the only good shot I managed…
A few weeks ago thi water scorpion was found. I’ve not been doing to much aquarium photography lately, but I didnt have a good adult water scorpion photo so I had to have a go with this one.
Last Autumn I came across this scene of a garden spider eating a pair of ruddy darters. I have more from this scene, which I’ll post at a later date.
While in the New Forest by a river I spotted one of the large pond skater or water strider species on a river. So I tried out the DA*300mm, with extension tubes on for closer focus distance and attached the flash to increase the shutter speed in the poor light. These photos were the result.
Among the insect finds in my garden recently was this squash bug.
My garden has had a few mice invertebrates since i moved in, including at least 2 species of cricket. One of these is the dark bush cricket.
A nice recent find in my garden was this Corizus hyoscyami plant bug I intially thought it was a fire bug, but turned out to be this other lovely species.
One of the stranger finds from a stream kick sample taken in the Cairngorms was this hairy cranefly Pedicia sp. larva. When you mention cranefly larvae, most people will think of the leatherjacket found under lawns eating grass roots, but there are a number of aquatic species too. The thing that surprised me about this…