Garden Residents

These hideous Blowflies landed on my jeans as I was sitting on the ground trying to take pictures of some lilies, so of course I shot them too.

Those small white dots on its left wing tip are live larvae! Yuk!  They seemed much larger than normal….

This daisy dwelling Spider had just caught a tiny fly for breakfast – the body of the Spider was only about 5mm in diameter.

The Harlequin bug was sitting on a Hollyhock bud, so all those colours are true.

I mentioned to a friend that I wanted to take some shots of caterpillars, but could not find any in my garden…..(lucky me)…….this morning she gave me a small jar with two of these stripey ones in it.  It is the caterpillar of the Grapevine Moth, of which I posted a photo earlier.  I now have two of them living in a very large glass jar, on vine leaves, so you can look forward to seeing some more of them as they grow.


One response

  1. These are fabulous shots. Quite the inpiration for me to improve my photography!

    February 5, 2011 at 9:11 am

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