Saturday, 19 July 2008

Duck End delights

As I was leaving Duck End NR today, 19th July, I flushed this female Emerald Damselfly, only the 2nd I've ever seen in Bedfordshire.

Earlier, while looking at DENR's wasps, this ruby-tailed wasp Hedychridium roseum (probably), was searching for something, presumably prey or mate...

This wasp, probably Diodontus tristis, dragged it's aphid prey (which gives some idea of scale - this is a small wasp) to its burrow, where it got jammed in the opening for a few seconds!

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