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:
Next up some sort of Japanese catapillar that popped up to say hi on a pretty mountain path:
This is a very friendly shield bug from France. His siblings often fly inside, land on my desk and wander over for a chat:
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.
This one of the tens of types of grasshoppers/crickets that are constantly playing out in the French fields. Isn't he sweet?
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:
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:
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