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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 19th May, 2020)

Snug as two bugs in a rug


Snug as two bugs in a rug
More Nature in the raw...

Photo: David Long  (Sony RX10 Mk3)
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Comment by: Ken R on 19th May 2020 at 00:52

Nice find Rev. Go on ,I will if you will, but I was here first, but I don't like going out in the dark, well you can old my hand.. OK....

Comment by: David Fairclough on 19th May 2020 at 04:42

WOW David what an amazing photo

Comment by: Derek Platt on 19th May 2020 at 05:34

Wow, I've no idea what they are. Maybe they are plastic ones you put in there. great photo all the same

Comment by: wigginlad on 19th May 2020 at 05:34

David, they may be snug but don't be fooled--these Lilly Red Beatles cause tremendous amounts of damage to the Lilly plant. A good dose of insect killer is what I strongly recommend. However, it is a good picture I agree and that's what P a D is about.

Comment by: Mick on 19th May 2020 at 06:42

Look like red lily beetles,get them sprayed Rev.

Comment by: Anne on 19th May 2020 at 07:15

Are those lily beetles?

Comment by: DTease on 19th May 2020 at 07:24

“I’ve got cramp in mi leg”

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 19th May 2020 at 07:38

What a fantastic image.....on the down side are they Lily Beetles David ?

Comment by: Pw on 19th May 2020 at 07:54

Red lily beetle..A beautiful insect but a pest if you grow lilies.

Comment by: Terry on 19th May 2020 at 08:01

Red soldier beetles.
Brilliant for getting rid of garden pests like greenfly.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th May 2020 at 08:35

Amazingly observed and caught on camera! They look like they're in the "courting-seats" in the back row of the cinema, (perhaps "The Bug" picture-house of my childhood in Ince). The film doesn't look up to much but I think they're past caring!

Comment by: kath on 19th May 2020 at 08:37

great photo. what are they?

Comment by: MikeW on 19th May 2020 at 08:58

Lilly bugs?

Comment by: Tony L on 19th May 2020 at 09:25

Not only is Mick an expert art critic, he's now an entomologist as well.
These aren't lily beetles they are soldier beetles and they feed on greenfly. If you have them in your garden they do a good job.
Seeing you know so much about everything Mick, I'm surprised the government haven't called you in to sort out the Coronavirus crisis.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 19th May 2020 at 09:37

Yes, they are lily beatles - and this year I saw them early enough, and, thanks to lockdown, was around enough, to deal with them. No insecticide required - just a thumbnail - and then rub away any eggs they've laid. Then wash your hands.
Like the image you've conjured up Irene.

Comment by: MikeW on 19th May 2020 at 09:39

Sneaky little things, as soon as they become aware of your presence they fall to the ground belly up and become practically invisible. Don't be fooled by their appearance, they have a voracious appetite for lillys and will soon destroy your prized examples.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th May 2020 at 09:56

gerroff....I'm goin' making a cup o' tea!

Comment by: David Barker on 19th May 2020 at 10:18

Great photo David, does the Sony Rx10 have a Macro setting?

Comment by: Arthur on 19th May 2020 at 10:22

SCARLET LILY BEETLE.

Comment by: Garry on 19th May 2020 at 10:26

Looks like there's going to be more.

Comment by: Anne on 19th May 2020 at 11:02

Beatles.... come, come now you two.

Comment by: Pw on 19th May 2020 at 12:08

Rev,that's how I deal with them,pesticides kill the good bugs too.Always called soldier beetles bloodsuckers,used to scare me when I was young and one landed on me but they are harmless

Comment by: Rev David Long on 19th May 2020 at 13:18

Oops - I plead the Scouse Amendment, Anne.

Comment by: peebee on 19th May 2020 at 14:21

Not now Iv'e got a headache.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th May 2020 at 18:43

Get to the back of the queue - I was here first ....

Comment by: irene on 19th May 2020 at 20:00

Garry, where are you lad? Veronica and I need a sherry! xx

Comment by: Veronica on 19th May 2020 at 20:40

I need a cold drink Irene - it's hot in'ere! ;o))

Comment by: Rev David Long on 19th May 2020 at 20:44

David - it may have a Macro setting.. but, as with my phone and my computer, I only use these things, I don't understand them.

Comment by: Garry on 19th May 2020 at 20:56

I'm at 10:26...a sherry coming up for you and Veronica, Irene..cheers.

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