Fleeting beauty: Flowering Fothergilla (and a bonus bug)

While examining the intricate details of the newly-emerged blossoms on our beloved Fothergilla bush the other day, I noticed that I wasn’t the only one showing interest. I usually reserve the term “bonus bug” for one of the small folk who only appear as an image is being developed, having been overlooked when the exposure was made, but it seems appropriate for this one, too. Though I didn’t notice it at first, as I selected this blossom for my shot, I became aware of it as I was zooming in with my live display for fine focus.

Fothergilla, gnat 9797I believe it is a variety of gnat, a member of the Dipterid suborder Nematocera, but there are so many similar ones that it’s not easy to be sure.

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2 Responses to Fleeting beauty: Flowering Fothergilla (and a bonus bug)

  1. Dan Traun says:

    Love the bonus bug. Nice little surprise when you were primarily focused on the flower.

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