Soldier Beetles copulating. It looks a very precarious business to me and what’s more they are balanced on a leaf in the breeze. The first panorama is manually stitched both for the panorama and focus. It’s far from perfect but the little blighters would not stop still.
It looks as if this Frog Hopper Nymph is eating aphids but I think they only eat leaves and sap. Here it is without all it’s bubbles.
In another week or so the adults will emerge and then I’ll have my work cut out as they can hop a couple of feet and accelerate in a fraction of a second to 7mph. Amazing little things.
That’s all for today as I have the grass to cut.