This is a selection of Carnivorous and Plant Feeding insects and spiders from mid June. All were taken at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve in Hampshire.
First the meat eaters…
A Female Scorpion fly busy eating.
In fact so busy – I managed to shoot a 4 image macro panorama of it munching.
There was also Crab Spider enjoying a snack of fly in a buttercup.
And was this other spider looking jealously on with one of it’s many eyes ?
Now onto a Fly – that seems to slurping up a leaf – in fact these flies are not plant eaters – they too prefer flesh – though the rotten variety, and will also feed on nectar – making it the Omnivore of this series .
Now onto the Herbivores – first a pollen feeding beetle.
And then these Cricket nymphs – which are plant eaters.