I decided as it’s a Sunday to stick some pictures together. Like mosaic Monday but a day early. The Puss Moth Larva is still growing and was quite lively this morning. I wish there were a couple of dozen of them and not just the one as I could then try for a focus stack at 4X magnification.
There are subtle changes and it is a bit bigger than it was last time I posted a picture of it.
Here it is as it was four days ago. Light and processing are identical so it’s turning both bigger, greener and it’s markings are much more clearly defined. I can’t wait for it to change into a clown faced larva. I’m thinking of popping some bird proof netting round it.
Yesterday I managed to get some shots of this pretty little chap.
It’s a Muscid Fly, Phaonia pallida. I have a few blurry shots of it facing the camera but it is very wary and flies off at the touch of my finger on the shutter button. There are dozens about at the moment so I will see if I can find a dead or a dozy one.
The Hoverflies have been conspicuous by their absence for the last few weeks but are back again.
A female Yellow Dung Fly sucking the juice out of her brunch.
I found this little grub on a Dock leaf. It’s living under a membrane but wriggles about when I poke it with my finger. I can’t find any reference to it on the internet. I ought to have brought it home and waited to see what it turned into. I’ll pop out and have a look for another one.
A hen died last night so I’m away to bury it. I’ll do it proud. I could do with one of those hats the male royals wear with scrambled egg on and a gun carriage but it will have to make do with a wheelbarrow and being dumped in a hole.
Have a good week