|There are 2 blackcurrants and 2 redcurrants here in this corner of my veg patch|
As I might have guessed, the flowers are actually quite pretty when you get a chance to see them properly!
I took some snaps of a insect with a flash of orange on its abdomen; I thought it was some kind of bee until I looked at the photos and saw it was rather strange looking. Curiosity lead me to spend some time going through hoverfly photos on the internet until I finally managed to ID it, which pleased me no end. It's a Heineken Hoverfly (Rhingia campestris) which is quite common and the larvae feed on dung. With the amount of cows around here that's not surprising then!
It didn't look anything out of the ordinary in the first photo, but when I saw the next two that's when I decided to spend time trying to identify it, as it has a very odd snout!
|What looks like a fairly normal insect...|
|...until you see its snout.|
You can imagine I was wondering what on earth I was looking at, at first!
|Heineken Hoverfly (Rhingia campestris)|
I love this whole new world that my camera opens up to me :-)