Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A last nibble of pollen before bed

At dusk in a shady passageway, a few tall daisies still held some of the daylight:

Miniature sun, standing in for old Sol, who had gone into hiding.

On the tallest of them all, so that I had to stand on tiptoe, a lone soldier beetle was gathering a bedtime snack.

Rhagonycha fulva, Common Red Soldier Beetle. Covered with pollen; he's a messy eater.

A cleaner soldier, earlier, near Centennial Park, Boundary Bay. On Astrantia major, pincushion flower.

1 comment:

  1. The macros of the daisies are so clear and beautiful. I enlarged the one of the beetle and you're right - he's a messy eater! But he sure is getting a nice dinner!


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