I was overjoyed to see this little beauty in the back garden. Fortunately she evaded the claws of my cat and settled on the Buddleia for a rest and photo shoot. I love Dragonflies.
Had time to run inside, find the camera and shoot. All handheld. Tripods are for wimps.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. My favourite bug(s) getting it on. Makes the heart sing.
After escaping the claws of a certain black and white monster, this little Bee sought refuge on the net that keeps said monster in the garden.
The harlequin ladybird was introduced to North America in 1988, where it is now the most widespread ladybird species on the continent. It has already invaded much of northwestern Europe, and arrived in Britain in summer 2004. The harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) is also known as the Multicoloured Asian Ladybird and the Halloween Ladybird. It has a very variable appearance, which can make it difficult to tell apart from our native ladybirds.
I submitted this siting to The Harlequin Ladybird Survey website. This is H. axyridis succinea.