Monday, 23 May 2016

A few bugs from my garden.

Spent the day in the garden today (gardening) and grabbed an hour this afternoon with the camera!
pretty sure this is a Harlequin Ladybird, but not a clue as to what it is doing!

Nursery-web Spider quite a few of these around

There were a few of these running about, pretty sure I've not seen them before and probably Rhyparochromus vulgaris but not certain

Rhyparochromus vulgaris - Family: Lygaeidae
A large, elongate and long-legged ground bug which has a dark wing membrane. A recent arrival in Britain with several records from the London area in 2010/11.
Very similar to R. pini, but generally brighter in appearance with large white triangular markings on the pronotum. The front and mid tibiae are also pale in males.
The London records are from dry grasslands; this species seems much more of a generalist than R. pini, which is mainly found on heathland in the south-east.
Adults overwinter, mating in the spring. The new generation is complete from late July onwards.
The rosemary beetle (Chrysolina americana) originates from southern Europe and has been found in Britain since the mid-1990s. The larvae and adults feed on the foliage of rosemary and related plants. A few of these on my lavender plants.

Pyrausta aurata

7-spot Ladybird larvae