Wax on, wax off

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Friday 20 April 2012 19:55

I was making a cup of tea at work yesterday and I saw a beetle fly past at eye level. Mr Miyagi style, I snatched it out of the air with my hand and carried it back to my bag of pots betwixt thumb and forefinger. I could see it was an Anthrenus but I thought it was going to be the Museum Beetle. It keyed out to Anthrenus fuscus (species 3865). Quite striking under the microscope.

I spotted this Large Red Damselfly at rest on a tree at Burton Mill Pond which made a nice subject.

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