Whilst I was staying with my parents over the holidays, I spent a lot of time out in the yard helping dad with his car, etc. Late on afternoon we discovered a swarm of hibiscus harlequin bugs (Tectocoris diopthalmus) on an unidentified tree in their backyard whilst setting up some sprinklers. One of them had been unlucky enough to have fallen off the tree, and seemed quite confused, pacing around the same rock over and over and over again. I’d been meaning to photograph one of these for a while, so what better opportunity?
Anyway, I spent nearly 30 minutes lying on the grass shooting it as it walked its circles, so there was a heap of photos, much more suited to a gallery:
The next day they had all disappeared, so I’m glad I took the opportunity when I did.