Sunday, April 22, 2007
Bees, flies and beetles
There is now much going on in Emthree following the long spell of warm, sunny weather.
Today I photographed the carder bee on bugle flowers, a cranefly (good camouflage), and the small and rather rare fleabeetle (Longitarsus lycopi) on leaves of self-heal, one of its main foodplants.
The only rain in sight is the forecast of light showers for Wednesday, 25th April but it looks as though this will not be enough to make any significant difference.