by Patrick Kavanagh
The Gorse Bitter-pea in our front yard is heavy with flower and insect traffic. Whilst trying to snare some photographs, I noticed this small patch of froth on a stem. Very close to it and seemingly not interested in the froth was this tiny insect (3mm long perhaps) going over the flowers. When I saw the photo of the froth on my computer, I noticed what appears to be an end of a larval insect sticking out the top. What is the insect? What is the froth and the creature encased in it and is it related to the small wasp-like insect nearby?