Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Raft Spiders, Dorset


Damselfly wings from it's last meal.

A big adult waiting for ovipositing Common Darters.

An immature about to jump on a Reed Beetle sp. It grabbed the beetle but quickly let go of it as if the beetle had emitted something. Got it all on video.

Formidable predator.

Newly hatched young in grass about 1m away from water.

This Keeled Skimmer came to the end of it's brief life as I watched it. One minute flying the next face down in water. A nice way to go with no pain or uncontrollable bowel problems.

Female on guard close to her recently hatched young.