Very bizarre

Very bizarre

Observation - Very bizarre - UK and Ireland. Description: While photographing flowers in my garden, I found one cornflower stalk that was covered with insects. Looking at them through the lens, they were of various sizes and appeared to be dead with legs sticking up all over the place. There were a few ants

While photographing flowers in my garden, I found one cornflower stalk that was covered with insects. Looking at them through the lens, they were of various sizes and appeared to be dead with legs sticking up all over the place.

There were a few ants scurrying around, is this a result of them?