Fascination of the grotesque! I’ve written about Lilioceris lilii a couple of weeks ago, when I observed the mating, lines of eggs and hatchlings of the rather attractive Scarlet Lily Beetle [LINK]. Then I didn’t know what to… Read More
A mighty beech tree. Shelter. Shade. And more than meets the eye. Its trunk populated by lichen and moss, habitat for invertebrates, food for insects and birds… Roots in symbiosis with microorganisms. Detritus feeders and bacteria converting leaf… Read More
Sometime it’s worth keeping your eyes glued to the ground. Atypia affinis is a hunting spider that waits for prey to walk across its tuba shaped net spilling out of its burrow. Then it rushes out, stabs its… Read More
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