silversolitaire: (huggle)
Okay, that doesn't really fit, but this week's Doctor Who episode definitely made me sing that song in my head all the time now! *g*

And right on cue, I had the opportunity today to snap a couple of pictures of a hornet! I want to share them with you because I think they're most amazing!



More after the cut )
silversolitaire: (huggle)
I've always liked insects, I must confess. My love for them has expanded far beyond the point of rescuing them out of the water (which I still do of course). I find them pretty and fascinating. I love watching them. The only species excluded are spiders. They scare the shit out of me >_<. I wish I didn't have this phobia, but I can't get rid of it.

Anyway, for a while now I've been visited by a strange fellow whom I found very fascinating. He (I'm simply assuming it's a he) moves strangely, almost like a hummingbird and he has a long snorkle like nose. Today I managed to find out his name.

So now, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you...

Mr.Humming-bird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)!





Isn't he cuuuuuuuute? *_*

Not to be confused with the Bee Fly (Bombyliidae), of course, who is equally as cute.





And for finishing, to delight the masses a picture of...



Phanaeus vindex Floridanus... also commonly known as... Dung Beetle! XD

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