You might remember me posting a Jagged Ambush Bug before. It's one of my favorite creatures that can be found in your backyard, where they wait on flowers to catch pollinators with those massive front legs. This particular one has had several compliments on #iNaturalist so I thought I'd share it with you, too!
This unfortunate female Platycheirus sp. hoverfly has got a most unwanted passenger - a parasitic mite which was clearly uncomfortable for the fly (on top of that sucking the life juices out of you part) and it couldn't even fold its wings properly.
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Hope you're all well. Yes it has been some time since posting. Thank you for your patience everyone. I will endeavour to get out with the camera more and get the posts flowing more.
Without further ado here's my next image, it's one of the pesky Aphid Aphidoidea. They're in the order Hemiptera or true bugs, remember my saying not all insects are bugs, but all bugs are insects. Now these bugs come in a variety of colours even though some know them as black fly or green fly. As always thank you for following me and please feel free to like, comment and share my work.