I can feel a real humdinger of a rant coming on. I will save it for a day or so and hope my fingers don’t catch fire or my head explode. What to do instead? I could strip a rear brake as I have a sticky one, if I do one I will then feel obliged to do the other three as they will feel left out. I could walk up to the old reservoir but it is looking like rain. Maybe I’ll settle down with a Robert Goddard story.
This morning was very damp on the knees and elbows.
I found one of these and it posed or was too wet to fly. I think it is a Snipe Fly but am far from sure. It is a soldier fly.
Long-horned Black Legionnaire - Beris geniculata
This is a beauty. It’s a Black Mirid Bug, Grypocoris stysi. The only doubt I have is the colour of it’s eyes but it could be red eye from the flash. The give away is the butterfly pattern on it’s back.
You can see it has a long, sharp proboscis but it doesn’t bite it just sucks sap from plants and grass.
I noticed the other day whilst dreaming of a new machine that monitors now come in much higher resolutions if anyone would like a few more pixels per inch or images wider than 1500pixels then let me know.
That’s all for today.