"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.
Monday, 4 July 2016
Conopid fly at Holme Marsh
Checking the ponies at Holme Marsh yesterday I was introduced to Sicus ferrugineus by Robert Smith. It won't win many beauty contests but it's still a menacing looking beast especially as it is a parasitoid of various bumblebee species. It was very fond of the recently emerging creeping thistle flowers. Returning from the ponies I managed a very lucky shot of it in flight, notice the way it's abdomen curls under itself.