Great show of biodiversity

Brilliant to see this Rosy footman moth landing on a fallen over Glistening Inkcap fungus.

Staying to feed off the Inkcap the moth gave a good demonstration of the early stages of our food chain and ecosystem.

Tortoise Shieldbug roaming in its native wild plant habitat…

There are many different types of wildlife bugs in the UK. Names given include Broad-headed bugs, Flat, Squash, Assassin, Spurge, Ground & Stiltbugs.

Another type is the Shieldbug, here is a picture of one of the thirty in the UK. Interestingly, it’s called the Tortoise Shieldbug as its colouring look like that of a Tortoise and its body defence shell looks like a shield…

Army of caterpillars…

We always talk about caterpillars, but did you know a group of them is an ‘Army’’.Another interesting fact is that it is not only butterflies that start as caterpillars, but many other insects like beetles, hoverflies, ladybirds and sawflies do too. In this instance we have a picture of an army of Solomon’s seal sawfly caterpillars.