in Fascinating Insects2 years ago (edited)

On the following photograph ...

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... you can see a bush - cricket ...

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... the flightless, well-rounded Isophya modesta bush - cricket ...

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... on the cluster of yellow flowers ...

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... on the plant called the Spanish broom (Spartium junceum) ... one of the most numerous plants in the coastal shrubland.

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Here is another green cricket ...

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... on the same plant ...

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... but this one has long, well - developed wings.

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Tettigonia viridissima is the name of the species.

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These minuscule beetles ... the Fabogethes nigrescens pollen beetles ...

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... are hiding and feeding deep between the petals.

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The colorful Trichodes apiarius also feeds on pollen ... but the larvae of these beetles grow inside bee hives after hatching out of the eggs that the female has laid there, feeding on larvae and nymphs of various bee species.

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This bug from the Miridae family ...

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... is feeding on the plant's sap ...

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... through a sharp proboscis.


Here you can see some minuscule wasp ... I don't know the name of the species.

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Many small spiders are hanging around and in between the flowers ...

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... and here as well, just like with the small wasp before, I can't tell you the name of the species. The spider miniature on the following shot ...

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... is even smaller ...

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... and very differently shaped.

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This lovely butterfly, the Marbled white (Melanargia galathea) is just resting under the shrub ... the Fritillary butterfly on the following photograph ...

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... is resting on the shrub.

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I never noticed them feeding on these flowers.

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This is Thymelicus sylvestris, the Small Skipper butterfly, also resting on the shrub.

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Here is another small spider ...

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... but this species doesn't build webs ...

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... the one on these photograph has just caught an ant.

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This relatively big, fat aphid was calmly feeding above the dramatic scene with the hunter and its prey.

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This hairy, fluffy jumping spider was actively patrolling the branches in search for a good hunting opportunity.

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Here you can see the Eupeodes corollae hover fly ... on the fresh new buds of Spartium junceum plant.

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Here is another bug ...

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... some shield bug species ... ready to fly away.

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And now ...

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... with this shinny Cryptocephalus sericeus leaf beetle ... is time to end the first part of this colorful mini - series ... have a good day ... or night ... wherever on this wonderful planet you are ...


... THE END. As always in these posts on HIVE, the photographs are my work.


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You open up the world to me as I have never seen it. The crickets are magnificent...I feel almost as though they belong in a child's picture book, as though they walked out of a story.

All pitchers aree verry beautiful 👌👌

Thanks :)

Good morning @borjan, excellent photos, a very well structured post, good work.
I wish you a happy sunday

Thanks. :) Good afternoon from this part of the world ... have a great Sunday.

Wow such an amazing photography!!! Nice shots. !wine

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