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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Critters in the garden, part 2. Nettle

On the Stinging Nettle in the back garden, I came upon this miniature monster. At only 10mm long, it would be very scary looking to many micro Moths, and all those numerous mini Spiders, which often don't even reach the 5mm yet.

I have been wondering what the meaning of the yellow spots can be, but I cannot come up with an answer though.

It was a very intriguing Insect though.

After I had captured the above pictures on the Nettle, I turned around and spotted another one on a plant of the same specie, about 50cm apart.
I would really love to find out more about this specie, so if you can help me with a name, that would be a welcome comment.

The Banded Garden Snail too, had left youngsters about the garden. This one was sitting on a Sea Bindweed amidst the Bramble, Rubus fruticosa, leaves.

Another Bindweed occupant.

And finally, another Nettle, Urtica dioica

Garden Ants are on the wing, and I love how the wings are not only transparent, but how you get only a small window into what is underneath. The black marks divede the wing.

If you can ID any of these species, a comment would be very much appreciated and welcomed. Please use the comment box at the end of this post.

1 comment:

  1. Your little monster is the larval form of a ladybird. The yellow spots on black warn potential predators that the little guy tastes horrible and shouldn't be eaten.


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