Flower Bug

I took these photos a couple of days back when I spotted this bug on our little Willow tree. I thought he was pretty. Then last night I was going to blog him, but spent ages instead trying to work out what he was! Finally today I have figured it out and I can now blog him happily and tell you that he is a Common Flower Bug or Anthocorus nemorum. You can see by the size of the Willow buds next to him that he was rather small!

Incidentally, if you are interested in bugs, the site I linked to above is really useful. The only reason I didn’t find this bug sooner is that they hadn’t yet added this group of bugs to the index page of their gallery.

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