On one of our walks down the lane something bright orange stood out amongst all the greenery:
For once it didn't fly away as I gradually crept closer to get a better shot:
A pristine Comma Butterfly.
On our way back home as we passed one large bush covered in bright yellow flowers I could see it was surrounded by hundreds of tiny black insects flying around and covering many of the flowers:
The next day I saw some of the same bugs investigating my yellow marigolds.
In spite of getting some closer shots I haven't yet managed to identify these 2mm long beetles which seem to ignore all other colours of flowers. These usually appear every year, normally around harvest time.
Many thanks to Adrian of Adrian's Images for identifying the Pollen Beetles.
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