Thursday, July 27, 2006

Parent Bugs




I was wandering aimlessly around the garden before work this morning, when I noticed some shieldbugs congregating on a bare poppy head.

I've done a bit of rummaging around on Google and I think they're Parent Bugs, Elasmucha grisea.

Not sure what they're up to, but my personal theory is that they'd spent the night in the vegetation below and simply climbed up the tall poppy stems to sun themselves at the top.

photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995