The following photographs were taken in the springtime of 2021.
Sometimes, when photographing insects or spiders, it happens that the model lands on your hand or camera. Many small creatures that show the tendency to run away at first, after some time become accustomed to the human presence and continue their activities like you aren't there. If you are silent and quiet of course.
Here you can see the Melitaea phoebe butterfly ...
... on the finger of a friend that was often photographing and exploring around with me in that period. She followed the butterfly across the meadow. Every time she got close enough and was ready to take a shot, the insect flew away. After almost half an hour she gave up and sat down, slightly irritated by the experience. Very soon the same butterfly landed on her shoulder and then flew to her hand. Since the butterfly was on the finger, she couldn't use that camera, so I took a couple of photographs to document the funny situation.
When we found a group of Psilothrix viridicoeruleus ...
... some of those shiny beetles came to see what was going on behind the lens.
They climbed on her hands ...
... and camera.
Ladybugs land on people relatively often. Here you can see the most common and iconic European species, the Coccinella septempunctata.
In this photograph, the Adalia decempunctata ladybug is resting on the fingertip of my friend's thumb.
The colors and patterns on the elytra of these ladybugs can vary a lot. They often look like different species. On the 25th of April 2021, in the morning, when these photographs were taken ...
... they were attracted by the warm surfaces of my car parked near the sea. I saw quite a few of these ladybugs on the glass of the windshield ...
... and the metal of the hood.
This sawfly, I don't know the species or family, looks a lot like a small wasp.
Sawflies are related to wasps, ants, and bees but they don't sting.
In this last photograph, you can see a minuscule spider crawling on my friend's arm.
This is the very young Neoscona adianta spider.
AND THAT'S IT. AS ALWAYS IN THESE POSTS ON HIVE, THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE MY WORK - THE END.