Insect antennae V.

This blog is dedicated to Andreas Kay (1963–2019), a remarkable biologist and natural history photographer, some of whose photographs I have included below. I never met Andreas, but like many people, I followed him on Facebook and marvelled at his photographs documenting the diversity of life in Ecuador.  He generously shared over 28,000 of his…

Hairy Flower wasp

You would not know, just by looking at this wasp – a Hairy Flower wasp – that it lays its eggs on beetle larvae living underground. Although the adults feed on nectar, the larvae feed on – are parasites of – the grubs of scarab beetles (Scarabaeidae). In some situations – because beetle larvae can…