Bugs, Birds, Butterflies and Bits n’ Bobs

Jumping Spider   Long Horned Beetle Virgil Kirby’s Dropwing. Fire Tailed Resin Bee Extremely harmless Scorpion Spider (Platyoides walteri) – even to Scottie and Nan. Garden Commodore. These butterflies have a Summer(wet) and a Winter (dry) form. First one I have seen this season. Tiny Lappet Moth caterpillar. Rescued from one of the cats, it is … More Bugs, Birds, Butterflies and Bits n’ Bobs

Incy Wincy

Crab Spider. 25 June ’19 So scarce these past two years that seeing this very handsome young lady among a patch of lavender had me smiling from ear to ear.   Ark

In The Pink

Since the arrival of the hens, and their relentless pecking, certain insects have been thin on the ground – literally in some cases – so it was something to smile about when I found this young lady yesterday. Maybe with the onset of the rainy season here in Johannesburg more insects will soon make an … More In The Pink