It is very pretty, and it is only about half the size if that of a regular honey bee.
|"Like a sunspot on the sun"
|So we have a buff striped abdomen, with a gingery thorax
|Somehow managed to get a decent shot of the wings with my mobile phone
My first success was to somehow photograph of brimstone on the wing. This took no skill, rather, random wavings about of my Moto G while firing off the shutter. But it did net me these two photographs. This was a glorious citrus yellow male.
|Not such a clear shot
Next up, a trip through the Forgotten Reserve, which netted a honey bee and a rather flighty peacock at a distance.
|Had very full saddlebags, this bee
|Don't even think of flying away, damn you
|Compared to others I've seen, this butterfly was in good condition
|Only forget-me-not interested this specimen
|Bertie Basset flowers
|Underwing view as it feeds
|Surrounded by red mushroom trees
I hope you have seen some flying sighs on spring today.