This Bombus hortorum was quietly foraging, minding its own business, when a wasp landed, crept up behind and bit it. Bombus despatched the wasp with a swift kick without bothering to turn round. There were many unoccupied flowers on this cirsium so I can only assume this wasp was having a laugh! I am very fond of these pesky insects and have been observing their interactions with flies and butterflies around fruit. They allow certain flies in to share, but not others - this for another post.
Mon, 17/02/2014 - 16:05#1