I love bugs! Almost all of them and not just the socially acceptable – butterflies, ladybirds, bees. I like the wierd and wonderful, the squishy, the bizarre. The vast majority I find perfectly charming, interesting, even beautiful in their own way, so the general disgust at bugs seems strange to me. There are one or two species that even I acknowledge to be nasty. But even those are fascinating.
Malaga is home to a wonderful variety of buglife and best of all much of it is happy to be seen and may even stick around for a photoshoot. The table shows some of my best shots/most interesting sightings. Grasshoppers abound!
|Araneae||Wolf Spider||Lycosa tarantula||May Day walks|
|Araneae||Orangebum Jumping Spider||Philaeus chrysops|
|Coleoptera||Dung Beetle||Scarabaeus Laticollis|
|Hymenoptera||Black Ants||Lasius niger||Salvage Operation|
|Lepidoptera||Small Copper Butterfly||Lycaena phlaeas|
|Mantidae||Mediterranean Mantis||Iris oratoria||October Mantis|
|Neuroptera||Owly Sulphur||Libelloides coccajus||May Day walks|
|Odonata||Epaulet Skimmer||Orthetrum chrysostigma||Rescuing Skimmers|
|Odonata||Keeled Skimmer||Orthetrum coerulescens|
|Orthoptera||Great Green Bush Cricket||Tettigonia viridissima|