Angelica

Saturday, August 22nd 2015

Angelica thrives at Foxglove and its white, sometimes pinkish flowers stand out amongst the other vegetation.

Angelica

Some plants can reach three metres in height.

Angelica

The almost flat topped flowers are ideal for insects.  Hoverflies feed on nectar, pollen and aphid honeydew.  The larvae are carnivorous.

Hoverfly

There are several species of hoverfly recorded on the species list.

Hoverfly

Other insects can also be observed, but not always identified.  The wings of this insect appeared beautifully coloured or was it a trick of the light?

Insect on Angelica

Yellow and black are warning colours, but not all insects coloured in this way are harmful to predators.

Insect on Angelica

Carnivorous insects, like this Soldier Beetle search for prey amongst the flower heads. 

Soldier Beetle

Spiders build their webs under the flower heads to catch their prey.  This web has also collected parts of the Angelica flowers.

Spider under Angelica flower


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