Rainbow at dusk

woodwasp siricidae

woodwasp siricidae

seagull in the sunset

seagull in the sunset

acasia  and rainbow in the sunset light

acasia and rainbow in the sunset light

sunset over our house

dusk is setting in

copper beech and acasia tree in our front garden

copper beech and acasia tree in our front garden at dusk

twin rainbow over dolfor hill

twin rainbow over dolfor hill

rainbow over the monkey puzzle tree

rainbow over the monkey puzzle tree

rainbow over Newtown

rainbow over Newtown

bowl of blackberries

home grown hot hot chilly peppers

Sylvester our Mane coon looking miffed cos he can not go play in the rain.

rose about to open

t-bell has seen a sparrow in the eves
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bugs beetles and flies

Weevil,Otiorhynchus sulcatus, commonly known as the black vine weevil, is native to Europe, but common in North America as well. It is a pest of many garden plants.

none biting midge

none biting midge

Looks like it comes from the crane fly species. its the same size as a mosquito
hover fly  click on to enlarge
Soldier fly. Chloromyia Formosa

soldier flie .Oxycera rara

Adult male, Chironomidae plumosus. none-biting midges

not sure what this bug is its not in the book

Rhagonycha Fulva beetle. and the caterpillers of the cinnamon moth on the ragwart plant


honey bee on the oxeye daisy

flesh fly on a dead snail

Darkling beetle Lagria Hirta.



SPITTLE BUG, APHROPHORIDAE,Here’s another pest that looks worse than it is, the aptly named Spittlebug (Cercopidae Family). There are some 23,000 species of spittlebugs. Yet most gardeners have never seen one. That’s because spittlebugs are very good at hiding. That mass of froth you see on your plant isn’t there to do your plant harm. It’s a very clever cover for the spittlebug. You don’t think so? Just try and find him. Spittlebug nymphs can turn a liquid secretion into bubbles by moving or pumping their bodies. Once the bubbles have formed, spittlebugs use their hind legs to cover themselves with the froth.The ‘spittle’ serves multiple purposes.It shields the spittlebugs from predatorsIt insulates them from temperature extremesIt prevents the spittlebugs from dehydratingSpittlebug eggs are laid in late summer and are left to over winter on plant debris. The eggs will hatch in early spring and go through five Instars, or stages, before becoming adults. When the nymphs originally hatch in early spring, they will attach themselves to a plant and begin feeding. They are a wingless, green creature at this point and are almost invisible inside the spittle.Spittlebugs are related to leafhoppers, but have a broader body. The adults are dull colored tan, brown or black and about 1/8 – 1/4 inch long, with wings. They also have faces that resemble frogs and are sometimes call Froghoppers..

THE HEAD OF THE XYLOTA SEGNIS, HOVER FLY

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THE XYLOTA SEGNIS,IN FLIGHT

HOVER FLY, SYRPHUS RIBESHHONEY BEE

VOLUCELLA PELLUCENS, IT HAS AN INTERESTING LIFE SPAN,READ ON

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volucella_pellucens

FLESH FLY ON A DEAD LAND SNAIL
MELOLONTHA MELOLONTHA, female COMMON COCKCHAFER. near the severn river in Newtown Powys

UNDER SIDE OF THE CHAFER,
male COMMON COCKCHAFER
HARMOIA AXYRIDIS THE HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD

ANTHRENUS VERBASCI KNOWN AS THE VARIED CARPET BEETLE, ITS ABOUT THE SIZE OF A PIN HEAD,

leaf hopper eupelix cuspidata

Woodlouse,Porcellio scaber

False oil beetle, Oedemera Nobilis


GREEN BOTTLE FLY
Blow fly calliphora vicina,
blue bottle fly
flesh fly
green weavel.
the nymph is the size of a pin head.
the nymph on a wild strawberry
mating sheild bugs, palomena prisana
propylea 14-punctata 14-spot ladybird on the bud of the oxeye daisy plant.
bug on a buttercup flower
the hazel weevil,apoderus coryli

blue weevil.