Thursday, 13 August 2009

Rare gap in the rain

I was surprised to see this Wood Mouse - Apodemus sylvaticus - out and about during the daytime. Although it didn't like me to move, if I sat still it wandered around eating seeds quite happily.

True bugs form a large percentage of our insect species, but they are understudied and under-documented. This is one of the Mirid bugs, Closterotomus norwegicus, also known as the Potato Bug.

While photographing moths at light, I was surprised to find this hoverfly crawling up the wall. It's Eupeodes corollae, which has been seen mixed in with huge migrations of 7-spot ladybirds on the east of England this past week.


Gill said...

That's a lovely shot of the mouse - I'm rather fond of wood mice.

Yoke, said...

love the Closterotomus, great colours. (especially against the Knapweed/Thistle.

Great picture of this gorgeous little Woodmouse.

Aynia said...

I agree with Gill. Cute little mouse.

Midmarsh John said...

Great photo of the Woodmouse. How nice to be able to sit and watch it.