This is a male. Males are territorial, perching in bankside plants and trees.
Numerous other common names include; mosquito hawk, mosquito eater (or skeeter eater), wolf mosquito, gallinipper, gollywhopper, daddy longlegs. ...More
A European species of soldier fly. The thorax is a shiny metallic green, the veins in the wing quite are quite distinct and two white spots on the face.The...More
Sunfly / hoverfly fighting off a spider, it did get away by flapping furiously, hard to watch the battle though! Not the sharpest photo...More
Not the sharpest photo but wanted to show the intriguing pink coloured pollen sacs!
The carrot flower attracts many insects includiing, flies, hoverflies and bees
Parasitic and predatory arthropods often prevent plants from being severely damaged by killing herbivores as they feed on the plants. This is a leaf of...More
PHOTO 2 of 2: This is the same (what I believe to be Queen) Buff-tailed Bumblebee I posted prior to this photo, just 24 hours later she looked like this,...More
PHOTO 1 of 2: I believe this to be a Queen but do know this species can be large anyway!, She stayed on this sunflower for a long time. At first I thought...More
This could be a housefly but just can't identify accurately enough, the forehead is an orange colour if this helps to identify. It is on a carrot...More
This Noon Fly (Black & Orange Fly) is cleaning itself on the outside of our compost toilet at Shillingford Organics!
Solitary Bees fall into four main groups, miners, carpenters, masons and leafcutters. This leafcutter bee photograph was taking on the organic...More