Ceci n'est pas une guÍpe


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Indeed, it is not even an image of one. Rather it is a cleptoparasitic cuckoo bee (Flavous Nomad Bee; Nomada flava).

I won't pretend I knew what it was when I 'captured it on sensor' whilst exploring the grounds of Ashdown House, Lambourne. Its true identity became apparent only after a 'wasted' morning exploring sites devoted to the topic of UK wasps

Allegedly, cuckoo bees of this particular type are "...common and widespread over much of south-east England." (link), but they have managed to evade my penetrating gaze until now
26/05/2020 - 15:27prsjnb
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/2500
Aperturef/5.6
ISO800
Focal Length200mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 26/05/2020 - 16:59

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