dots flicker
  zoomed pan
dry in the lush
 flutter past
close now, wriggling
   in focus:
A beetle: Garden Chafers
 one climbing
one dead
  weighing down a blade
     buzz off

1. The Garden Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola) causes extensive deterioration of the fell grassland in the Lake District.
2. The flight period of the adult beetles occurs between the end of May and the latter end of June.
3. Eggs are laid in the soil at a depth of about 2½ inches, but the depth varies according to the nature of the soil. The eggs take from 27 to 30 days to hatch in the field.

iPhone 13 pro, 04/06/23