This will be a two post day as I’m getting way behind. I have been bugging three times and away in the now mobile Mule to tip some old plaster board. It seems to be going fine and is just waiting for the new tyres to arrive.
You can see my home in the background.
I found this tiny little nymph, it may have been only a couple of millimetres long but it had a wonderful turn of speed. It ran up my hand and back down did several laps of the tiny plant leaf and I managed some blurry pictures.
The pink bits are my index finger. Trevor advised me to take front, both sides and a plan elevation. I did my best and having taken them I’m not wasting them. I bet you think I’m delaying my identification, not at all it’s an Orthonotus rufifrons Mirid Bug nymph. The adults are black, the females can’t fly and the males can. I’ll try and find one of each then I’ll have the set. They are not to be confused with the Black Mirid Bug, Grypocoris stysi. This is an impressive beast and I got some better pictures first thing this morning.
This is probably more than enough but I’ll have to show you this. It may look boring and dull but they are the very devil to get a picture of, they are only about four millimetres long but can hop almost a metre. I have to be really quick with the focus malarkey and then 90% of the time I take a picture of a bit of leaf.