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27: creepy crawlies - the auroran sunset

Here at abelard.org, we take a lot of photographs. Many of them are pretty or interesting. This is the twenty-seventh in a regular “photograph with little or no explanation or comment” feature.

I generally like creepy crawlies, especially when I meet them in my travels abroad. Here are a few I have met in various countries over the last few years. First a bumblebee feeding on white and pink flower, with a lovely green summer background:

A bumblebee. Image credit: the auroran sunset

Next up some sort of Japanese catapillar that popped up to say hi on a pretty mountain path:

A caterpillar. Image credit: the auroran sunset

This is a very friendly shield bug from France. His siblings often fly inside, land on my desk and wander over for a chat:

A shield bug. Image credit: the auroran sunset

I was quietly sitting in an Oxford park, eating my lunch, when this fellow ambled onto my leg for a bit of a chat. A sweet little spider - just remember all you spider killers out there that the spiders are busy keeping the populations of even creepier crawlies under control.

A spider. Image credit: the auroran sunset

This one of the tens of types of grasshoppers/crickets that are constantly playing out in the French fields. Isn't he sweet?

A grasshopper. Image credit: the auroran sunset

Here is some sort of wasp I believe. Apparently, there are around seventy-five thousand known species of wasp, which is pretty impressive. I'm not going to try to guess which this one is:

A wasp. Image credit: the auroran sunset

And finally probably the strangest. I think it is some sort of damselfly. I spent a good half hour chasing this fellow up and down a bank trying to get a good photo. In the end he gave me the slip and I had to settled for this picture:

A damselfly. Image credit: the auroran sunset

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