Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Lowlife on Cooper's Hill

Green Tiger Beetles are currently abundant on the heath, this one snacking on a myrmica sp. of ant...


I watched this Anoplius viaticus drag her spider victim backwards to hang on a low birch twig while searching for a place to dig a burrow. She returned several times to check on it, but then disappeared for twenty mintues. I lost patience, but when checked an hour later the spider had gone!

A hoverfly (Sryphus sp. I think)...

Pictures by Keith Balmer.