Saturday, 20 April 2013

A flash of blue

A wet cold change has brought the first taste of winter weather and I noticed that some of the insects are a little sluggish, not flitting about as usual. A case in point was a wasp that was crawling across the table on the verandah which was not at all interested in flying away, just looking to find a spot out of the cold.

It is one of the spider wasps, Ferreola handschini Orange-collared Spider Wasp, that are usually very busy looking for spiders to take back to the nest. The heavy overcast sky was not showing the iridescent wings and I had to revert to a flash photo but this does not show the true brilliance of the blue.

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