Anyone got any ideas on the hoverfly species?
Thanks Nige. More photos from this morning.
In reply to Robbo:
Handsome looking moth that Garden Tiger - assuming I've ID it correctly.
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More of the hoverfly. Wondering if it's abusivus as middle legs are pale from what I could make out outside.
I think I've got most of these i.d's covered. The first one, the wasp species, is the one I have struggled with, so definitely could do with help on. Any ideas??? Of the rest, the bumblebee on clover I am fairly sure is a scruffy white tailed bumblebee, but am happy to be corrected. The two bands were 'grubby' and different coloured. The bee was small as you can see from the clover. The black bumblebee I am pretty certain is a red shanked carder, which I'm rather pleased about. I do have a nest in the dry stone wall. Unfortunately, I've yet to get them in focus coming and going as they don't stick around. I think though, that the nest is a red tailed bumblebee which is very similar looking. The flowers are a couple of pyramidal orchids. Got at least five of them in the garden now. Was mowing the lawn the first few years I was here, then let bits get longer until a couple of years ago, one of these flowered. Since then I've found six. The one in the back garden I found this year is a common spotted orchid.
Less and less lawn is getting mown each year!
Robbo said:The first one, the wasp species, is the one I have struggled with, so definitely could do with help on. Any ideas???
Looks like a parasitic Ichneumon Wasp to me Robbo
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