I did some fairly serious bumblebee recording with a camera in 2009 (the camera broke last year). Today I was out for lunch munching a bacon roll and spotted the arch-enemy of the bumblebee, the bee-fly. These are brood parasites of bees, and so as we see the Queen bumblebees humming about their nest-building, the bee-flies are out to get them…
No idea what sort of bee-fly, to be honest, although I know there’s a new one in town, but I haven’t seen them near my work before. I really need a photo, I know.
However, anticipating a possible return to photography this year, I thought I’d jot down some notes about what I’ve spotted over the while. It will either get tidier and more detailed or abandoned…
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|Bugs||Speckled Wood butterfly
Shelled slug ?Testacella sp.
|Cluster flies Pollenia sp.