Saturday, 18 August 2012

Garden Life

 Having noticed a spider in the greenhouse with the sun behind it, I decided to grab the camera.  This image was not such a success as I thought it would be, but it is a fine garden spider.
 Out in the garden I spotted another spider with its supper all parcelled up.
 Having harvested the last gooseberries and pruned the bushed I spotted this Caterpillar which  is a Currant sawfly larva (Nematus ribesii).
 This hoverfly, Helophilus pendulus, is seen on an onion flower head.  It has a distinct striped thorax and a grey and black bar striped abdomen on yellow.
Eristalis tenax is another hoverfly that appears to be abundant on the large daisies this week.  It has an unusually black abdomen with creamy white lines at the segment edges.

It is good to consider the smaller animals in the garden from time to time.

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