It seems weeks since we have had a good sunny calm day. I have spent most of the morning sitting watching insects. I have lots to sort out but I’ll make a start with this.
I like the way their eyes are a perfect match with the rest of them. I will get a head on shot one day but they always jump away.
I am not sure what this is. It is big and slow. I thought it was one of the Conopid Flies but looking again it has longish antennae so I suspect it is a wasp. If it is, it’s a friendly wasp as I had it on my finger and turned it round to face the camera. It didn’t seem to mind so a very nice insect. I have looked at it large and only see one pair of wings. This is a complicated business. JOHN has identified this as a Mason Wasp, Ancistrocerus trifasciatus.
That’s all for today.