Three years ago I planted a hop from seed mainly in the hope of attracting more wildlife to the garden. It seems to have worked as I have certainly never seen this caterpillar before. It’s the larva of the Comma butterfly, confirmed by the internet and my guide book as commonly …
These patterns were found under the bark of a load of firewood I had delivered. They were obviously made by wood boring insects, and their holes in the bark can also be clearly seen in one of the pictures.
I noticed this wasp building a nest in my shed. It was dark in the shed so the shots were illuminated using daylight with a mirror.