COASTAL CREATURES ... Part Three

in Fascinating Insects2 years ago (edited)

This tumbling beetle ...

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... the Mordella aculeata ...

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... is feeding on the colorful cluster of small flowers ...

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... of the very aromatic ...

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... Helichrysum italicum plant that grows on the stony terrain near the sea.

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This small Thomisus onustus spider is hiding on the blue composite flower ...

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... of the prickly Eryngium amethystinum plant.

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Here you can see the Coenonympha pamphilus butterfly feeding on this plant.

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These are the berries of another interesting coastal plant ...

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... the Asparagus tenuifolius.

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This small moth, I don't know the species ...

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... is resting on the thorny Scolymus hispanicus plant.

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I don't know the name of this plant ...

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... that grows among the coastal shrubs ...

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... but I know that usually looks like you just saw it on these photographs.

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So, I was very surprised when I found this variation ... mutation ... or whatever this thing is.

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This black long horned beetle ...

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... I don't know the exact species ... was crawling across this peculiar plant ...

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... shaped like the hand of the Swamp Thing.

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A pair of the same long horned species was mating nearby ... on the same kind of plant.

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Here you can see another tumbling beetle ... photographed in the same area ...

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... it's shaped like the Mordella aculeata, the species you saw at the beginning of the post ... but the color is slightly different. This is the Tomoxia bucephala.

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I photographed this caterpillar, probably of some Geometridae moth species ...

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... on the blackberry shrub not far from there.

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This small green nymph ...

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... of the Anacridium aegyptium grasshopper ... was resting on the same shrub.

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This lady beetle ... the Hippodamia variegata ...

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... is patrolling the Limonium cancellatum plant in bloom.

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Two cormorants are resting on the rocks not far from there ...

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... and the third one is swimming by.

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This Armadillidium vulgare was also photographed here on the coast, but early in the morning, when the humidity is pretty high even during the dry summer months.

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One hot summer day, some months ago, on the meadow near the sea, I found this interesting leafhopper ... a species that I never saw before.

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This Robber fly ...

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... I don't know the exact species ... is resting on the stem of tall, dry grass.

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This small ground beetle, the Stenolophus teutonus ... was photographed high on the ear of grass.

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This is the small nymph of some grasshopper, but I can't tell you the name of the species.

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This lovely green moth ...

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... is resting on some dry seed pod.

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I can't tell you the name of this plant ...

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... but I took these two shots ... so I can show you how it looks.

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This is some small pupae ... photographed on some leaf not far from there ... along the small dusty road ...

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... where the plants are also pretty dusty. You can see a minuscule spider and his dusty web on this one.

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This tree cricket ... the Oecanthus pellucens ...

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... is resting on the blackberry shrub ...

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... and this other one ... of the same species ...

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... on the composite flower of the wild carrot.

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These small, young Neoscona Adianta spiders have built their webs on some climbing plant that grows around blackberries and other shrubs.

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Here you can see Camptopus lateralis bugs ...

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... camouflaged on the Salvia pratensis.

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And now ... with this grasshopper ...

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... the Calliptamus italicus ...

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... is time to end this episode. As always in these posts on HIVE, the photographs are my work.

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Thank you :)

I wanted to say that the post is great there is only one thing that is not clear to me in all your posts that are advanced !!!!???

Do you train insects and insects at home and let them out in nature that they are so good that they do not run away from your lens, although I have a feeling that they can't wait for you to take photos of them.

Nice weeryyy niicee:)

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waowwww ....
it's so amazing.
I honestly ran out of sentences for you

Thank you :) too kind.

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So many beautiful photographs of insects.

Thank you :)