Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

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  • I thought it was a hornet, but further investigation seems to suggest it is a giant hoverfly! Volucella zonaria it's a hornet mimic

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,301

    It's a beauty Rhod! image

    Lovely how some of them are big and some are so tiny. A little one came and sat on my arm the other day when I was having a seat and a drink. Think he was feeling the heat too image

    Last year I had a wood wasp in the garden. They're astonishing - very noisy, clattery wings! I've noticed a lot more wasps this year - very busy around all the plants, and spending a lot of time drinking at the little birdbath.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BamboogieBamboogie Posts: 239

    I agree fairygirl, loads of wasps or jaspers as there known 'round 'ere! They have taken over the fennel from the hoverflies, I must help somehow.....

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,021

    You must help Bamboogie, plant more fennelimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,117

    Where are you Bamboogie? - I lived most of my life in Suffolk - we had Jaspers there image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,021

    Jaspers in Cambs as well. I wonder where the word comes from.

    We had a stripey cat called Jasperimage

  • BamboogieBamboogie Posts: 239

    From Kernow but now settled in south devon. There's a swarm of emmits 'round 'ere too at the moment!image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,117

    Think they're called jaspers after the mineral, which can be striped image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 7,201

    BBoogie...........need a translation please.  What are emmits ?  I ask in case I have some as well and it sounds rather a nice nameimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,021

    The mineral was new to me Dove. Missed that oneimage

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