Friday, July 05, 2013

What big eyes you've got

I followed this little flying insect around for a few minutes as it hovered around these flowers. Once it landed I got in for a few shots. This isn't the best view of the bug, but the better one is slightly out of focus. This one will have to do.

You can barely see it, but the upper side of this insect's abdomen is dark and light striped. It looks like he has his proboscis wrapped around some pollen.

The Tour de France churns on. Yesterday the racers passed through Provence and places I've been to a few times. It was fun watching aerial coverage and seeing familiar sights. That's the best part of the Tour for us non-cycling types.


  1. interesting insect there; looks a bit like a dragonfly (long and skinny).

  2. That's part of what I love about watching the Tour, though I haven't watched much this year yet.

  3. I can't get the tour on any of my paid-for channels. I'll have to read about it online.
    This insect close-up is so interesting. That striped head is fascinating - is it wearing a fascinator, perhaps?

  4. 'Tis a little hoverfly...
    the larvae eat aphids [therefore a gardeners' friend]...
    I always think that the adults have a friendly look.

    Lovely macro shot... I like the dew drop on the leaf!


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