Thursday, 13 July 2017
A hoverfly, a bee and a damselfly
A hoverfly Volucella pellucens ? on my kitchen window
One of several of these bumble bees feeding on Creeping Thistle flowers at Ringstead Downs. Thanks to Nick Owens for identifying it as a male Hill Cuckoo Bumblebee Bombus rupestris a cuckoo of Bombus lapidarius.
A male Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens seen at the west end of Ringstead Downs. I saw on in almost the same place last year.