7 insects you’ve been loving in summer 2018

Last month, I asked you on Facebook and Twitter what your favourite summer insects have been this year – and you came back with some truly fabulous specimens. A couple of you even sent in photos of sleeping foxes and curious frogs! As a plant geek, it’s in my interest to promote the welfare of our winged, crawling, slithering and buzzing friends – but it’s great to see all of you getting excited about spotting them too!

Let me know which of these is your favourite, and if you’ve spotted any beautiful summer insects in your own gardens.

1. Emma Louise Hutchinson’s bees on Agastache and Nasturtium

2. Dar Sikora’s caterpillar on a Chokecherry

Summer Insects UK 2018

3. Andrew Sharp’s dragonfly on his pond plants

Summer Insects UK 2018

4. Nicola Pescott’s comma butterfly on Verbena

Summer Insects UK 2018

5. Tony Post’s big, loud cicada

Summer Insects UK 2018

6. Darren Carwardine’s rosemary beetle

Summer Insects UK 2018

7. @boo1966x‘s cricket on a Canna lily

Summer Insects UK 2018

Seen any fancy insects livening up your foliage? Comment below and describe them to me – or tweet me @mr_plantgeek!

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