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Collection of different animals which we find in our area...
Libelloides coccajus
Alias names: Libellen-Schmetterlingshaft, Owlfly
another visitor rescued from the swimming pool..
Macroglossum stellatarum
Alias names: Taubenschwänzchen, Sphinx colibri
darting from one flower to the next this little insect is easily mistaken for a colibri...
Malpolon mospessulanus
Alias names: Couleuvre de Montpellier, Eidechsennatter
A smart move of this curious juvenile to keep a low profile.. watch the dog while the dog does not see you..
Mantis religiosa
Alias names: Europäische Gottesanbeterin, Mante religieuse, European mantis
where H.R.Giger got his inspiration...
Megascolia regiscolia maculata
Alias names: mammoth wasp, Scolie des jardins, Megascolia maculata flavifrons
females are up to 6cm long.. fortunately this was only a smaller male...
Alias names: Rückenschwimmer, notonectes
an unexpected guest in our swimming pool...
Papilio machaon
Alias names: Schwalbenschwanz, Old World swallowtail, Grand porte-queue
end of june and the lavendar is teeming with butterflies..
Alias names: Pipistrellus, chauves-souris, Zwergfledermaus
This little 3 gram bat successfully swam for its life in our swimming pool and finally got rescued by our dog.. miracoulously it was unscratched but the hours in the cold water had likely caused a severe hypothermia.. happily it quicky recovered after some hours on a hot-water bottle..
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