Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hairy-footed Flower Bee

Plenty of insects in the garden today supervising the tidying, pruning, digging, planting and mowing. This pulmonaria was a magnet for bees, especially the Hairy-footed Flower Bee. Male and female look quite different with the latter being largely black, unlike the colourful males.

Hairy-Footed Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes


The same plant was popular with Bee-flies as well.

Bee-fly Bombylius major

A huge queen wasp:

Common Wasp Vespula vulgaris, queen

Canon Powershot SX50 HS

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