Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Ladybird larvae and large red damselflies

I checked the bramble growing in the track near our house to see if the Tree bees were visiting these flowers as well. I did not see any, but there lots of other bees, buff tailed bumble bee, red tailed bumble bee and honey bees.
I did also notice that the bramble and sting nettles were covered in ladybird larvae

And a few ladybird pupae as well.

In our garden, now the wind has finally subsided, the large red damselflies are strting to pair up.
The male clasps the females neck and some time later mating takes place.
They remain coupled together while egg laying. The female lays the eggs on vegetation beneath the water level.

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