Wednesday, June 13, 2018

13/06/2018 A walk in the garden.

Beefly - Bombylius species...

They fascinate me - especially the back legs 😊...

They really love the lavender...

As above.

Bumblebee on the cotoneaster...

as above.

Carnation and bud with a tiny insect.

Day Lilies

Bee Beetle (Trichius fasciatus) on the cotoneaster...

Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata) on the cotoneaster.

Trichodes alvearius and yes, also on the cotoneaster!

Bumble bee.

Small White butterfly (Pieris rapae) on the lavender.

Californian poppy and the smallest spotted beetle ever.  I have no idea what it is!

Echeveria coming into bud. I generally get one or two flowers, but this year there are a dozen or more.

Daddy longlegs; I think it is (Pholcus phalangioides).



N.B. My bird blog is updated  HERE 

Part 13 of the birds seen in Africa.

27 comments:

  1. The Bombyllus really is interesting. Kudos to you on your insect knowledge, Diane.

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    1. Thanks David I try to find names on what I can but not always possible!! Have a good day Diane

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  2. Hi Diane! What beautiful are always yours pictures, these are stunning!
    Love this bees in the flowers!! hugs!

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    1. Thnaks Gloria, always good to hear from you. Hope you are well. Diane

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  3. That's an amazing little insect, the beefly. Loved seeing its photos and all the other insects. Brilliant shots as always Diane.

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    1. Denise it fascinates me watching that litlle guy. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Diane

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  4. It’s good to see the bees. I haven’t seen too many this year but it’s been cold.

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    1. We have lots of bumblebees but not many honey bees which is worrying. Have a good day Diane

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  5. Wow Diane! Gorgeous photos of microlife! Especially the second photo is adorable and so funny! Kisses, my friend.

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    1. I also love that second photo, so funny. Hope you are well Diane

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  6. You have a lot of patience to find and photograph all those charming insects.

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    1. Emma I am a very impatient person as my husband would tell you! We just have quite bit of choice re insects in the garden if the weather is reasonable. Take care Diane

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  7. I've never seen a Beefly. You got some fantastic shots of it in flight.

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    1. Funny little insects, but they also do a grat job of pollinating. Hope you are well Diane

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  8. Gorgeous pictures of the insects and flowers.

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    1. Thanks Betty, comment appreciated. Hope all is well Diane

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  9. Hi Diane!
    Yep!! You definitively got yourself a great camera... it was really worthwhile and combined with your skills
    yours photo are superb!
    Sincere congrats, the beefly is not that easy to photograph!
    Warm hugs and take care,
    I am off again to Botswana (Okango this time) very soon!!

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    1. Oh, you are making me jealous again, I have always wanted to go to the Okavango!!

      You are right it is a great camera as I really have no clue what I am doing. I just point and shoot and the camera does the rest for me :-)

      Thanks for your very kind comments, from you they are always very special, I wish I had just half of your skills.

      Take care and warm hugs, (only 19C today!!) Diane

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  10. Great shot of the beefly! You take beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks very much Nancy, amazing what a good camera can do! Keep well Diane

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  11. AMAZING shots Diane. My husband and I really loved the beefly pictures.

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    1. Thanks very much Pam, comment is well appreciated. Interesting little chap :-) Keep well Diane

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  12. Great shots on the bee pics..wow! Thanks for always sharing, it brings a smile to my face.

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  13. I enjoyed the walk through your garden. Have a lovely weekend ahead.

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  14. Oh goodness, you've done it again. Such beautiful photo's, Diane. I'm loving all the colors!

    xoxo

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  15. Your macros are always such a pleasure to see Diane, you have the steadiest hands ☺ Hope you have some blue skies and lovely weather for the weekend ✨

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  16. Oh that was funny Diane.. I remember that song also, had to zip over and watch it again, very good 😀😀

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