Saturday, April 16, 2011

Randall's Farm WLT

A few more photos from yesterday's saunter along the Randall's Farm brook. A Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina) flew past me and up into the top of a tree. A short while later I came across a number of Sloe Bugs (Dolycoris baccarum). It's sometimes called the Hairy Shieldbug - you can just see some of the long hairs on the abdomen in this photo.

This tiny Yellow Tail Moth caterpillar has emerged from its winter cocoon and is searching for food. I didn't handle it because the hairs can cause a serious rash!

Finally, a number of Nomada-type bees were flying around, including this species. The beautiful markings look pretty distinct, so I hope someone will be able to help me with the id.

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