Nature's Place

Hot Spot

P1470363P1470343P1460861P1460749P1470405P1460446P1460839P1460776The Hibiscus tree sustains many forms of life, it’s amazing how many. And their life cycles fit each other, as the tree is coming round to a new generation of flower buds the little Harlequins are ready for them, juicy morsels. Just as the assassin bugs came along when the little Harlequins were about to appear. And the small reddish brown bugs live on through it all. Everything fits in.

When I went looking at the plants around the hibiscus I found it was just the same, abundant in different forms of life, at different stages of development. There are hot spots in the forest for insect life and this tree and its surrounds is one. You can go to other trees and plants and not see a living thing, until you get up close.

And then if you go there regularly you will find the kinds of creatures come and go with no apparent reason but you can sense the perfect rhythm of it all. But none is more populated than this one Hibiscus tree.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture and click again to enlarge

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  1. Angus said, on 24/07/2010 at 12:15 pm

    What absolutely amazing shots and of some incredible insects the likes I have never seen!!

    I love exploring the macro bug world and you are my new hero.


    • Mark said, on 24/07/2010 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks for dropping by Angus, though this is last years bugs.

  2. MObugs41 said, on 07/11/2009 at 6:51 am

    You’re macro images are stunning as always. I love the colors on the first image, I have not noticed that species before.

    • Mark said, on 07/11/2009 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks Mo. It looks like it may be a developing Harlequin, but can’t say for sure.

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