Beetles & Trees

Skippers, Whites and Blues 234

On one of the very narrow lanes that I cycle along there have been some rather large trees cut down and now there’s a whole minature forest of what I assume to be aspens as there are many aspens in this region.

It took the unsuccessful pursuit of a dragonfly to get me to down to the right level to notice quite a large number of these Poplar Leaf Beetles milling about in this tiny woodland…at first I was more into their colouration and the way the light caught it against the algae background…but when I uploaded the images onto my PC, I was totally amazed when I saw their intricate lattice-work feet… 😎

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6 responses

  1. Hillechien Prins

    I don’t know what you mean by lattice work feet but I think they are beautiful pictures

    August 21, 2014 at 6:40 am

    • Thank you Hillechien! The feet look like they have been weaved together… 🙂

      August 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

  2. An absolutely stunning shade of red – so rich. Just lovely!!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    August 21, 2014 at 6:46 am

    • Thank you Judie! 🙂

      August 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm

  3. Beautiful photos!

    August 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    • Thank you Tammy! 🙂

      August 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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