Thursday, 30 June 2011

Busy Insects

Veins.I love the wings on the bee; so very squiggly.

Beetles on an alium-head

Rose Chafer

Photographing insects is a wonderful way to lose yourself to another parallel universe.These insects are so preoccupied with my flowers! Busy, pollen collecting. You get sucked into their task filled days.  I  follow  them trying to capture a tiny moment.

Bumble Bee. B.soroeensis Nests underground and interbreeds, producing numerous colour varieties.
Leptura 6-guttata.These are Longhorn beetles; a family of more than 20,000 beetles, mostly with very long antennae. They feed on flowers, particularly pollen. They are normally found in woodland.


  1. LOVELY Jane ... me too just just love their wings, hairyness, amazing colours and shapes the insect world is fairly spectacular...

  2. What wonderful photo's - especially the close up of wings - I wonder if I could work this in alabaster?

  3. Aren't insects just the most wonderful creatures. I never cease to be amazed when watching a lone ant carrying something 4 or 5 times it's size. M x