Friday, June 29, 2007

Flies and Bugs

I take a walk through a meadow often for it is a most fascinating place full of wildflowers, butterfies and moths, dragonflies and damselflies and bugs and beetles. The small flying creature pictured to the left mimics the appearance of a bee or wasp but is actually a fly called American Hover Fly. This fly feeds on flower nectar and also aphids. The colourful black and orange/red beetle to the right is called a Burying Beetle and as its name implies buries carrion that it encounters. Insects and bugs are all fascinating to look at and photograph and research. A meadow is wonderful place to wander through for you may find all sorts of small intriguing creatures there.

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