Friday, April 29, 2011

Does my bum look big in this?

I've never noticed green dock beetles before, but they are out in force here at present along the edges of Crick brook. The males are just small green leaf beetles (see last shot), but the pregnant females get these grossly distended abdomens. Bit small for my macro kit, but you will get the idea from these cropped shots.

An egg cluster.
Male and female inflagrante delicto. Again. Ooh err matron.
And the answer is, of course, "never my love".

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