From the moth trap, two new species for the year, getting the year list up to 6 now.
Back home, the more sheltered environment was positively chuffing with buzzy things. The Hoverfly scene had kicked off, with a Drone fly ( Eristalis tenax ) and a single Episyrphus balteatus.
There were also quite a few Honey Bees in the heather and around the Mahonia, but what excited me most were the 2 queen Buff -tailed Bumble Bees and a queen Tree bumble bee .... that were one the wing. Buff tail queens are huge, real heavyweights, but cuddly with it.
|Queen Tree Bumblebee|
|Buff -tailed Queen|