Early Spring Risers

German Wasp Vespula germanica

Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax)

Red Mason Bee Osmia bicornis female

Here are three early spring risers which I found warming themselves on shrubbery at the bottom of my garden. Please click on images for better definition.

14 thoughts on “Early Spring Risers

      1. This bush seems to be ideally located for insects as it is in the open sun, and I think they were all just warming themselves. There was also a fly and a bumblebee, but they would not keep still long enough to snap them.

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  1. I’m guessing the middle one is Eristalis tenax, because we have them down here!
    The other two I am clueless. Can you put me out of my misery?
    Smashing photos, Pete.

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    1. Cheers, Ark! 🙂 Yes, bang on with the Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax). The top one is a German Wasp, and the bottom one a female Red Mason Bee (Osmia bicornis), I believe.

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