Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Beetle on Bristly Locust

The Rose acasia
Robina hispida

 
The Rose acasia is also known as the Bristly Locust, or Rose locust. It is a shrub or small tree and can even be trained as a supported climber. It grows to 2-4m tall with bristly stems and small pea like flowers which fall in large clusters.They attract many insects such as the longhorn beetle, and many butterflies.

44 comments:

Giga said...

Pięknie pewno wygląda cały kwitnacy krzew. Mam nadzieję, że owad z pierwszego zdjęcia nie zjada kwiatków. Pozdrawiam.
Beautifully certainly looks the flourishing bush. I hope that the insect from the first picture does not eat flowers. Yours.

Stiletto said...

The first photo of the beetle on lavender bed is a lovely capture.

susan said...

fabulous!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i just love the longhorn beetles! they are so cool. beautiful blooms, too!

ShySongbird said...

What a lovely rose! If I was an insect I would be very happy to visit it :-) Is it scented? It feels like it should be. A lovely capture of the beetle too Sonjia. Sending warm hugs from a very cold and bleak England and a thank you for giving me a promise of Summer :-)

marijke said...

Wow what a lovely flowers of the Robina and the insect is photographed so great.
Have a wonderful evening Breathtaking

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Beetle on top of things.

Sonia Aguiar said...

Querida Sonjia, son unas fotos preciosas, me gusta mucho como contrasta el color de la rosa con el insecto.
The Crested Tit is lovely :)
A hug. Sonia.

Maria said...

That beetle is gorgeous, and I'd love to also shoot the Rose acasia one day.

Lasse said...

Very colourful and nice - lovely to see this time of year!

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Sonija...See these flowers is fantastic, I do not like insects too, but you have the gift to present them with such beauty, that I am forced to love!Warm regards,Rita.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think this is quite lovely :)

Willy Ronkes said...

Wow, amazing!

Breathtaking said...

Giga
These shrubs are quite hardy but the flowers are a tasty morsel for many insects:(

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto
Thank you so much.I think the colours work well, and am so pleased you like it.:)

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Thank you Sue:)This rose is one of my favourite flowers in the garden and on the property. I even have one in a large pot on my balcony.

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Thank you:)I also like the longhorn beetles, they are such elegant insects.

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird

I love these blooms Jan, which are indeed scented. I'm so pleased you like the first photo of the beetle
and your comment made me smile:=)
Warm hugs right back to you:=)

Breathtaking said...

marijke
Many thanks for your lovely comment. Always so generous:)

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
So pleased you like it Bob! thanks for passing by:)

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Beautiful, Sonjia. The first one is spectecular. Greetings, Joke

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Excellent pictures.. Fullcolors and quality.. A regard.

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar
Dear Sonia, I'm so pleased you like the colours in the first photo as it is my favourite, because I also think the colours work so well together. Thank you
for your lovely comment on both posts.
Warm hugs:)

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Thank you Maria:) I really don't think I did the Rosa acasia justice, but also intend to show it in a better light one day.It's at it's most beautiful shown hanging in large clusters.Will look forward to seeing it on your blog:=)

Breathtaking said...

Lasse
Thank you Lasse, I also like to see
beautiful flowers on other blogs,
when the country side is at it's dullest, and there's not much colour around this time of year.

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Dear Rita,You are lovey:)Such a kind, and generous comment, but
with a little gentle persuasion, Rita,I might be able to convert you into a true insect lover yet!!:)

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist
Thank you Kieth:) I appreciate your nice comment.

Breathtaking said...

Willy Ronkes

So pleased you think so Willy! Many thanks for your visit. I tried to make a comment on your blog, but was not invited to do so
which is a shame:(

Breathtaking said...

Joke(Jokes Camera)
Thank you so much:) I'm in agreement with you about the first photo, as it's also the one I like the best!
Have a wonderful day! Sending you warm hugs:=)

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella
Such a nice comment, thank you Ana.

Ian x said...

Reminds of a line by Alan Ayckbourn
in "Table Manners":-
What I always say about your salads,Annie,is that I may not enjoy eating them but I learn an awful lot about insect anatomy.

Breathtaking said...

Ian
Very amusing Ian!!:)

salma said...

amazing pictures, with spring Sonjia! :)

Breathtaking said...

Salma
Thank you:) I am beginning to see beautiful flowers once more in and around my garden.It's nice to see some colour again!

Juliana said...

Marvelous flowers!

Have a great day!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Breathtaking said...

Juliana
Thank you so much!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

ioan moldovan said...

A pretty nasty bug on a beautiful flower :))
Many greetings!

Friend of HK said...

The first photo is great! I love it so very much!

coco said...

amazing , love it !

Breathtaking said...

Coco
Thank you so much for your lovely comment:)

Mary Brown said...

The beetle is decreased among such beauty. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
It is a beautiful flower,and attracts many insects to its perfume.
Kisses and hugs:=)

Rita Vaselli said...

These small animals are very tender!
You do photographs of their eyes
  expressive with great finesse.Ciao,cara Sonija!

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Dear Rita, thank you my friend.You also have a way with words which is always sweet expressive and tender, just like you see in natures beauty:)

Enjoy your Sunday!


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