Wednesday, June 20

All creatures small - some not so great








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  1. Yikes, that top one is a beast of a thing.

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    1. That’s a ladybird chrysalis, CJ I think it’s a Harlequin ladybird.

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  2. That first one had me perplexed. It's a pupating ladybird larva isn't it?

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    1. It is, Mal - a Harlequin I think.

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  3. I had a really nasty reaction to those ants that bit me several times, its a bugslife for sure

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    1. I have had the same experience several times, David. They seem to make a habit of running up my trousers legs biting on the way.

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  4. Not all insects are pleasant but they do have their place in the scheme of things. Although there are plenty that I would rather not have in my little slice of the world!

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    1. I certainly wish that the ants would stay away, Michelle. We never used it have ants in our gardens but now they seem to be everywhere,

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  5. Don't love the bad ones but I suppose the good guys need something to eat, right?

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    1. That’s true, Margaret but nothing seems to eat those dastardly ants.

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  6. Great photos, Sue - although the ants make my skin prickle! Ugh!

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    1. Certainly not my favourite insect, Caro

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  7. Loved these pics, especially the ant, seeing those eggs all at different stages is fascinating. Did you dig a nest up?xxx

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    1. There were three nests in one of our growing bags, Dina but we are forever digging up ants nests. The things are everywhere.

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  8. Hi Sue this might help you not promising re your ants
    http://everydayroots.com/how-to-get-rid-of-ants
    lovely photos by the way blessing to you both

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    1. Thanks Linda I’ll take a look

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  9. The good, the bad and the ugly! I'm itching just looking at the ants Sue. I've noticed that colonies like to inhabit the corners of my raised beds.

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    1. Ants will one day take over the world, Anna.

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  10. Those ants look rather too menacing close up.

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  11. I love that top photo - looks like a sea amenome! Ants, they really are taking over the world and I think they began with our compost bin!

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    1. Just imagine if the ants started to grow in size, Belinda - Antmegeddon

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  12. The creatures you show, Sue are pretty except there 'rusty' ants. I hate them.
    Happy Saturday!

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