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  • Walking down Derrygonnely Road this morning I came upon a strange situation.

    A bee was hovering around a large, floundering moth and zooming down; trying to land on it.

    The bee flew away as I knelt down to investigate. The moth had flapped itself onto its back.
    I flipped it over only to see the moth turn on its back again. Had the bee stung the moth? Do bees eat moths? I don’t know.

    Finally I had to leave the moth to its destiny. Nature is harsh.

    (My photo shows the white moth as a blur, with the bee underneath it. The Sycamore seed next to the two creatures shows the scale of the fight.)
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