Friday, May 5, 2017

05/05/2017 We have been working hard in the garden today. A few bugs came to my rescue for the daily photos.

Maximum temperature 24C, minimum 4C.  17 kmh E wind 28 km/h gusts.   Dry.
Bee on the dog rose.

Capricorn longhorn beetle (Cerambyx cerdo)

as above on the peony.

Chafer beetle.

Think this is one of the soldier beetles.

Trichodes alvearius also on the dog rose.

Bearded Iris.


This spider was only about 4mm, identification is beyond me!

We will be out tomorrow and Sunday - if there is no blog I will be back on Monday!!!


  1. You have an entomology lab right in your own backyard, Diane.

    1. I only wish I could identify them all :=) Diane

  2. I agree with David, Diane! Beautiful series, and I love the bee in your first photo, I can see so many details! Great captures, dear friend.

    1. Thanks Linda. So long as there are a few flowers around I seldom have problems finding bugs of some sort. The beetles also are generally easier to take photos of than the bees which flit from flower to flower. Keep well Diane

  3. Although the Chafer is probably hard on the plants it is such a gorgeous insect. Enjoy your time away.

    1. There are too many chafers around, but they are hard to catch as they fly so quickly!! They make pretty photos though! We had a good weekend with friends and now a public holiday here on Monday, 'Victory in Europe' DCiane


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