Many species of insects were enjoying the sunshine yesterday in the Walled Garden at Parke – the numerous species of wild and cultivated flowers there make it a haven for bees, hoverflies, butterflies and beetles. Here are a few pictures.
This is Bombus monticola – the Mountain Bumblebee
This Bombus terrestris – the buff tailed bumblebee
This is Bombus lapidarius – the red tailed bumblebee
Take off! Bombus pratorum – the Early Bumblebee
The thick knee beetle Odemera nobilis
The hoverfly Syrphus vitripennis
All common species (except for the mountain bumblebee) but nice to see them in such numbers all the same