It’s been a funny sort of day. Very humid but dry for the most part.
I only got one picture this afternoon as the flash batteries died and I hadn’t had the foresight to take replacements.
Common Red Soldier Beetles, Rhagonycha fulva. There are lots of other insects sharing the Hogweed umbral. I’ll have a serious insect session tomorrow as there was a good selection today.
Bill, they are commonly known as Bonking Beetles. It's rare to find one on it's own.
Great name by the look of it. Incredible colour too. Nature is incredible.
Marie, yes they are aptly named.
You sure got a great shot!
Thank you Cloudia.
Not the shyest of beetles are they?Good luck with today's bug hunt...[;o)
Trevor they have no shame.
I notice that other little bug turned its back on the Bonking Beetles!!
Margaret, I don't know what the little flies are. I'll try for some pictures later and there is also a tiny mite at the end of the females right antenna. I'll try and get 3 or 4X on the sensor.
Bas, something like that.
Vaya esta pareja estaba pasándolo bien 😉Un abrazo.
Laura, estos escarabajos pasan todo el tiempo que se divierten.