INSECTS & SPIDERS IN ACTION - VOLUME 3 (A summer compilation that includes some music hits performed by the cicadas)

in Insects Of The World2 years ago (edited)

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While rambling around woods & meadows and taking photographs, in the last month or so, I recorded some short videos along the way ... and now ... here ... I organized them in the third compilation of this series - Have a good viewing.

Here are the names of the species, or just families when I wasn't able to find the exact species, that you'll see, or already saw in the video ... as always in this series, the insects and spiders are listed in order in which they appear in the video ... from first to the last, from the start to the end.

  1. The amber colored flea beetles Aphthona cyparissiae, and their considerably smaller relatives, the Aphthona euphorbiae flea beetles, feeding on the cypress spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias), recorded on the coastal terrain covered with shrubs and meadows. Both species are leaf beetles - Chrysomelidae family. 00:00 - 02:34

  2. The shiny blue beetle from the genus Cryptocephalus of the Chrysomelidae family is resting on the top of some Plantago plant. I'm not sure about the exact species because quite a few similar looking leaf beetles from this genus are present in the area. This could easily be the relatively rare (here, at least) blue version of the usually metallic green Cryptocephalus aureolus, or a blue version of some related species. Recorded on the coastal terrain covered with shrubs and meadows. 02:34 - 03:04

  3. The Coptocephala scopolina leaf beetle on the straw of dried out grass, recorded on the meadow very close to the sea. 03:04 - 05:18

  4. The mammoth wasp (Megascolia maculata) is feeding on the Blackberry flowers. Recorded on the shrubs that grow by the dusty road along the sea. 05:18 - 07:03

  5. The white variation of the Thomisus onustus crab spider, that can come in a nice variety of colors, is waiting in ambush on the wild onion flowers. 07:03 - 07:14

  6. The Molobratia teutonus robber fly (Asilidae family). First, you can see the fly resting on the Blackberry shrub, maybe waiting in ambush ... and then, you can see the predatory fly with its prey ... the Vespula vulgaris paper wasp, in this case. 07:14 - 07:48

  7. The beautiful, and very small, Eteobalea isabellella moth on the vegetation that grows from the cracks in between coastal rocks. 07:48 - 08:02

  8. Some minuscule shiny wasp ... doing something, don't know exactly what, around the Coraebus rubi jewel beetle ... maybe the wasp is a parasitic one, but who knows, it's the absolutely first time that I'm observing this behavior. Never saw it, never read about it. Recorded in the woods, in the inland area, about 15 kilometers from my seaside place. 08:02 - 08:27

  9. The Eupithecia centaureata, a small moth from the Geometridae family, is resting on the Blackberry shrub near the sea. 08:27 - 08:39

  10. The small, young nymphs of the big Anacridium aegyptium grasshopper. Recorded on the shrubs near the sea. 08:39 - 09:10

  11. The larva of some sawfly species, don't know which one exactly, is feeding on the Picris hieracioides plant that grows on the meadows near the sea. 09:10 - 09: 49

  12. Some wild bee, don't know the species, is resting on the dried out grass of the coastal meadow. 09:49 - 10:01

  13. The nymph of the Odontotarsus purpureolineatus bug, recorded on some dried out plant near the sea. 10:01 - 11:48

  14. The Ephippiger discoidalis, a saddle-backed bush cricket species (Ephippiger genus of the Tettigoniidae family) is feeding on the flowers of the golden thistle (Scolymus hispanicus) that grows on the coastal meadows. 11:48 - 12:04

  15. The female of the Oxyopes lineatus lynx spider (Oxyopidae family) is guarding her cocoon attached to the Asparagus acutifolius plant. Recorded in the inland woods, about 30 kilometers from the sea. 12:04 - 12:28

  16. The common straw grasshopper, Euchorthippus declivus, is chewing the straw of still green grass on the inland meadow surrounded by woods, about 20 kilometers from where I live. 12:28 - 12:49

  17. The minuscule, spiky Hispa testacea leaf beetle, that feeds and reproduces on various rockrose (Cistus) plants. 12:49 - 13:08

  18. A mating pair of Camptopus lateralis bugs from the Alydidae family. 13:08

  • 13:42
  1. Two species of cicada are mixed in this relatively long segment of the video. The Cicada orni are singing on the cypress trees near the sea ... and the Lyristes plebejus are mating on the ground, in the pine forest just outside the city. 13:42 - 18:41

  2. The beautifully designed web of the Araneus diadematuspider, high on the evergreen oak, in the forest near the sea. 18:41 - 18:58

  3. Some small blue butterfly (genus Polyommatus of the Lycaenidae family), don't know the exact species because quite a few very similar species are present in the area. 18:58 - 19:18

  4. Some very small jumping spider, can't tell you the name of the species, saw it for the first time a few days ago at the edge of the forest, about 20 kilometers inland from my seaside town. 19:18 - 19:38

  5. The gathering of the masked bees (Hylaeus pictipes) at the end of the day. They rest in big groups on the ears of grass. 19:38 - THE END

And that's all, as always in these posts on HIVE, the video is my work.

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Very nice video with richly interesting content ... let's just go ahead ;))

Wow! What a great collection, I can only say thank you for sharing such extraordinary content with us

Thanks :) Glad you like the video.

In the video we can see perfectly every detail of these animals, I think that with the help of your camera you achieve excellent shots and possibly you are far away because if one of them bites you, it must not be pleasant at all, I also heard some sounds from them, good video and take care friend

Thanks :) I'm actually very close to those insects, that's how the macro lens work, but they are not aggressive towards humans and never bite me.


Fascinating footage. Kind of hypnotizing :) Love the cicada concert :D

Yes. :) Cicadas are the main entertainers here.

Hello sir your idea about insects is very perfect you have written very nicely and you are very wise.

Thank you :)