A collection of insects and suchlike which have obligingly stayed still long enough for me to snap them. If anybody knows what the more esoteric ones are, please tell me!
Found this wee beauty beside the clifftop path at Arbroath, in early July 2013. I have no idea what it is…
This spider set up home on my van’s wing mirror in a campsite near Aberfoyle, on a sunny September morning in 2014. It was tiny – really!
Not for arachnophobes…. a rock pool on an Orcadian beach, June 2014. The red ones are red spider mites, I think they’re properly called velvet mites – and I’m guessing the seething grey mass is their larvae, as the mites seemed more caring than aggressive.
I should add that we’re talking pinhead size here, and like most pictures on this page I’m using a macro lens. I don’t want to put you off going for a paddle!
Isn’t this a beauty?
Big black slug in Caithness, June 2014. On the clifftop path to Badbea historic village.
Emperor moth on my front porch window, date unremembered but I recall it being fairly recent – let’s say 2013
Snail in Aberdeenshire, August 2011
Anthill with wood ants, Atholl Estate in Perthshire, October 2012
Luss hills, August 2011
Luss hills, April 2011
Rove beetle, Luss hills, April 2011
Luss hills, May 2011
Inversnaid, June 2012
This is a cleg. Clegs are the work of the devil. They bite – hard. They leave you with big, sore, itchy lumps. And they creep up behind you because they’re sneaky wee beggars. Beware of clegs….
Northumbria, June 2014