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Post #829:

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Picture in Bommersheim

If I were a bumblebee... 🌸🐝

This common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum), a species of bumblebee, is looking for sweet nectar, but only finds pollen in this flower, which is also tasty. The garden lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) does not offer nectar, but has a kind of pumping mechanism in its flowers that is triggered by the bumblebee and delivers the valuable pollen. This is transported to the nest of this social species, where it mainly serves as food for the offspring. Bumblebees fly to up to 1000 flowers every day in up to 18 hours to look for food.

🐝 What would you do if you were a bumblebee?

1. Fly from flower to flower all day
2. Rest on a sunny flower and take a nap
3. Hide in a blossom and watch people
4. Something else (please explain)

Species in this post: Garden lupin Lupinus polyphyllus Common carder bee Bombus pascuorum
Topic: ➟ Insects
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Post #823:

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🌤🌸🦗🪻 A fragrant summer sun spot for a tiny great green bush-cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) 😊

Species in this post: Great green bush-cricket Tettigonia viridissima Common lavender Lavandula angustifolia Rose Rosa species
Topic: ➟ Insects
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Post #812:

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Drop it like it's hot 💩

A mirid bug (Deraeocoris ruber) defecates on a hemp leaf. In fact, insect excrement is about as warm as its surroundings.

Species in this post: Cannabis sativa Cannabis sativa Mirid bug Deraeocoris ruber
Topic: ➟ Insects
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Post #787:

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Hello, where is the nectar?🥹 The dark arches (Apamea monoglypha) belongs to the family of owlet moths. It is a very common species in most parts of Europe and Central Asia. Its caterpillars like to nibble on the roots of grasses and the moth flies around all night, attracted by the sweet scent of flowers.🌸🌛 It orientates itself using natural light sources such as the moon, but artificial light sources interfere with its navigation, which is why it sometimes gets lost in homes.

Species in this post: Dark arches Apamea monoglypha
Topic: ➟ Insects
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Post #786:

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The European paper wasp (Polistes dominula) has a much calmer temperament than the common wasp. It has a wide range of hunting habits, including different insects and spiders. The European paper wasp is a social insect and absolutely worth learning more about its interesting behaviour. Originally native to Eurasia and North Africa, it has now spread to all continents, replacing native species there.

Species in this post: European paper wasp Polistes dominula
Topic: ➟ Insects
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Post #760:

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“Inner Development”

Here artistic intent and unexpected influences merge. This work, originally intended as a print of a bare foot in dried and cracked paint, took a fascinating turn.

A vibrant palette of green and yellow tones, infused with traces of nature. It wasn't my hand, but beetles that found their way unnoticed that left their mark here. The original vision has been reinterpreted by nature, and the beetles' damage is now a powerful symbol of change and unpredictability.

In this unexpected collaboration I find an organic metaphor for metamorphosis and change. The traces of the beetle metamorphosis, as unintentional symbolism, tells a story of transformation and the unstoppable passage of time. Art and nature merge into a unique aesthetic fusion of planned creativity and spontaneous influences.

I consciously decided against the original footprint in order to preserve the traces of the beetles. This was not a defeat, but a choice that intensified the dialogue between art and chance. The work thus becomes a timeless testimony to the beauty that arises from the symbiosis of human creativity and the power of nature.

In ‘Inner Development’ we see, how the creative process goes beyond the boundaries of intention. The unintended elements are not mistakes but sources of inspiration. This work invites you to discover the beauty in the unexpected and experience the transformative power of art.

The painting is a 20cm x 20cm egg tempera on canvas. The beetles are drugstore beetles (Stegobium paniceum). These have gone through all stages of development inside the dried paint. I collected them and cleaned the painting. It was then disinfected in the oven and prepared with linseed oil varnish. What remains is a detailed landscape that tells a colorful story of life.

Species in this post: Drugstore beetle Stegobium paniceum
Topics: ➟ Insects ➟ Paintings
Project: ➟ Inner Development
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Post #744:

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The ivy bees (Colletes hederae) are one of the 15 species of plasterer bees native to Germany.

🌿🐝🎶🌞

Their nests are lined with a cellophane-like plastic using secretions from two glands at the end of the abdomen and on the labium ("lower lip"). That's why they are also called polyester bees. In Germany we call them silk bees "Seidenbienen".

🌱🎶🐝🕳️ 🐝🕳️ 🐝🕳️🎶🌱🌞

They live solitary in colonies, in sunny locations with no or sparse vegetation, where they dig their holes. Each species of plasterer bees specializes in the pollen of a particular plant, as does the ivy bee.

🗺️🐝🌐🐝📈

The distribution area of ​​the ivy bees in Germany is concentrated in the Upper Rhine Plain and the Middle Rhine (where these photos were taken) as well as the Moselle Valley. However, since 2006 there has been a major wave of spread. The bees have also developed a novel preference for kindergarten sandboxes.

✨🐝💕

They are peaceful animals who were not disturbed at all by my presence. The females have a very weak stinger, which they only use in extreme danger. There are no known allergic reactions.

🐝🐝🐝

Species in this post: Ivy bee Colletes hederae Human Homo sapiens
Topic: ➟ Insects
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Post #738:

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In contrast to most other tachinid flies, the larvae of the bug fly (Phasia hemiptera) do not parasitize on caterpillars but on stink bugs.

The male is easily identified by the wings with iridescent blue-black spots.

Beautiful! 🥰

Species in this post: Bug killing fly Phasia hemiptera Traveller's joy Clematis vitalba
Topic: ➟ Insects
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Post #735:

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This bug knows how to get through life.✌️😎

Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) trapped by a garden spider (Araneus diadematus).

Species in this post: Brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys European garden spider Araneus diadematus
Topics: ➟ Insects ➟ Spiders
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