Variations of black and red
A walk in the vineyard on Friday – beautiful warm day and lots of insects: variations of black and red. (Click on the photo enlarges them).
Ladybugs are always a nice catch even though this Asian / Japanese / Harlequin Ladybug is putting the local ones in danger. (Harmonia axyridis – Asiatischer Marienkäfer)
I think I’ve never seen a Cardinal Beetle (Pyrochroa coccinea – Feuerroter Scharlachkäfer) before – or better: never realized:
This impressive and big (body length about 2.5 cm) black beetle is a Capricorn Beetle (Cerambyx scopolii – Kleiner Eichenbock). I was so thrilled to see that beauty.
Those Soldier Beetles (Cantharis fusca – Gemeiner Weichkäfer) were everywhere:
And of course sitting in the warm sun were little Lizards, adding a little blue to the spring colors.