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.

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      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. Cheers, Ark! πŸ™‚ 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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