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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Insects plus a Leucistic Ladybird in Wild Angelica, Angelica sylvestrus

If you know any of these specie identities, let me know please.

This Ladybird looks very pale, and was about 50-80mm long.

This Insect is a mystery to me too. I've seen it in the garden also.

Wild Angelica, Angelica sylvestrus,

The Groundsel, Senecio vulgaris, provides pollen and nectar for many hungry species.

This lovely Wild Flower is new to me; its beautiful little white flowers were filling large blocks along the road, with the pink of Herb Robert, Geranium robertium, growing among them.

LichenCaloplaca thallincola

Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria

Crocusmia, Crocusmia crocusmiflora
The sight of these made me think suddenly that August and September are almost here. Crocusmia is one of those flowers which adorn our roads in late summer; to be followed soon with Fuchsia, Fuchia magellanica


  1. Hi Yoke,

    I think your unknown is a capsid bug, not something you want... well, most people want anyway. I know I don't like having them around and they're argicultural pests.

  2. Hi Yoke, Fascinating pictures. Your ladybird might be one that's recently hatched from a pupa - it takes a while for the red pigment to develop in the wing cases. The white flower might be enchanter's nightshade (lovely name...) Circaea lutetiana.

  3. Liz, thanks for the ID. Can imagine why you don't want them in your garden. As long as they stick to Nettles and Brambles in the back, I do not mind them much.
    But let them stay off my pots here at the side!
    (here's wishful thinking, LOL.)

    Phil, thank for the explanation on my little Ladybird's colour defect.


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