Spotted this charming (?) scene on my lavatera this afternoon. Neither of the antagonists moved at all. Were they both dead? asleep? tired? Well, of course the winner was… the crab-spider aka Misumena vatia.
The cool and rainy weather we have known from mid-June to mid-July has been much appreciated by my ferns! Here are some views of my “fernery” taken this morning.
Those insects sure like my Monarda!
My insect of the day is a tiny unidentified coleoptera, lost in an ocean of pink. Approx. 2-3 mm long, maybe of the Chrysomelidae family?
Last year I reported on the tendency of my ‘Barnsley’ lavatera to revert to type. This season, that trend is confirmed: there are really few pretty, very pale pink ‘Barnsley’ type flowers left. The majority of the flowers are a plain pink ‘Rosea’ type. The 2 cuttings taken last year…