Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A Wednesday of Wings

It's that time of year when the air is busy with insects. Some times too many for comfort. Sunday was a good day for lazing in the garden but that idea didn't last very long as everything was soon covered by an invasion of greenfly and those tiny thunder flies. At least one spider must have been happy when its web filled up with breakfast, lunch and dinner for days ahead.

web 1

There is a bush growing just over the fence though most of it seems to be my side. Over the past week it has been a constant attraction for scores of bumble bees.

Bumble Bee

It is also the start of the Crane Fly season here. They often stay in the same place on a window for hours on end. (That is not a sting but a back leg in line with its body)

Crane Fly

Finally it is also the damselfly season on my garden pond. There have been several males and a few female Bluetailed Damselflies.

Blue Tailed Damselfly

Bluetailed Damselflies 3


  1. Grand set of insect shots.......nd a good catch for the spider.

  2. There's one spider that's not going hungry. But I'm always amazed at some of the places they make their webs and still manage to survive - like in the cupboard under my stairs; how many flies blunder into there?

  3. Adrian suggested I take a look at your blog. He was right. Looks like we share common interests. Nice sharp blue-tailed photos!

  4. Thank you Adrian. Must be a lot of fat spiders here by now.

  5. Hello John. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I agree, spiders seem to exist on thin air some times. I guess there are more creepy crawlies around the home than we ever see.

  6. Thank you for visiting and your kind comment Blogeomah. I had a quick look at your blog and saw some wonderful photos. Will have a longer look at the weekend.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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