passes by my window.
The swarm fails to pass - it is so large,
but Beetles continue to pass my window.
Continuous Beetles - on the warm evening breeze.
After a warm, windy day, the sun has just set (8:20 p.m.). These small brown beetles have been showing up for a few evenings now, but tonight they are literally swarming everywhere.
Staring towards the post-sunset sky, I could not believe the masses of darting, droning, flapping figures, all flying with drooping bodies, shell-wings held high, to allow the membranous wings space in which to flap. The flight of Beetles always looks to be hard work, compared to the flight of Butterflies or Moths. But, looking out my window, it is clearly working for them!
Without a full protective shield of fly-screens, I have had to close those un-shielded windows. A sticky night lies ahead.
Forgive my lack of scientific knowledge about these Beetles - apparently there are some 1,500 species of Beetles which occur in the Sydney region. They are the success story of the Insect Kingdom - who am I to question their credentials when it comes to flight?