Sunday, August 29, 2010

August makes the bugs photogenicBrown-and-yellow Flower Beetle (Pachnoda sinuata)

Brown-and-yellow Flower Beetle
(Pachnoda sinuata)

Not sure if its the bugs being more placid or if its the heat, getting out into the reed beds at 5.00 in the morning helps when the bugs are just waking up to the light,
here are some bugs in macro I have been trying to get a close up of for 2 years.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Another species of tiny butterfly real hard to get a photo of this one.

the masters of disguise

the ant and the monkey peanut shell

This tiny black and white bug looks like its trying to commit suicide on the spike of the plant,

Water sipping wasps these wasps are always near water in the arid land they will be around the water jars us humans fill for drinking water

Unknown species of bugs??
The skink on a tree trunk.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wasp I think

lion ant
Adults are common desert residents, coming to lights at night. Species vary enormously in size, and there are some very large ones. The larvae of some species are well known because they dig circular pits with sloping sides in the sand to trap ants, which they knock down to their huge jaws by flicking sand at them.

Long-tailed Blue, Lampides boeticus
;Most of Egypt's small number of native butterflies belong to the Blues of the Lycaenidae family. The commonest and most widespread species is the Long-tailed Blue, the caterpillars of which feed on many kinds of leguminous plants

Ants, as ants go these are giants
Protecting its spawn,