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The Deux-Caps Pictures
Flora and fauna
Quick as a flash, the green tiger beetle runs across the dunes looking for insects to nibble on.
The musk beetle loves the old willows. Its larva grows in the compost in these old trees.
After having spent several years as a larva underground eating the roots of certain grassy dune plants, this big beetle feeds on pine needles.
Damselflies are a family of dragonflies which are often found in dunes. They reproduce in the fresh water ponds which are scattered throughout the dunes.
Despite appearances, this charming grasshopper is not a herbivore but a formidable carnivore which devours the insects it passes.
These caterpillars like nettle leaves, so leave some at the bottom of your garden.
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