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Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult in summer coat, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
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Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult in summer coat, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult in summer coat, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
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Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult in summer coat, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
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Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, hiding among long grass, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
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Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, hiding among long grass, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
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Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
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Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
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Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) sub-adult, portrait, Peak District National Park, England, UK. August.
Goddess of the Wye puppet procession, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Chippenham Fields, Monmouth, Wales, UK. 9th July, 2023.
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Will Watson / Goddess of the Wye puppet procession, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Chippenham Fields, Monmouth, Wales, UK. 9th July, 2023.
Goddess of the Wye puppet procession walking through street in Monmouth, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Monmouth, Wales, UK, 9th July, 2023.
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Will Watson / Goddess of the Wye puppet procession walking through street in Monmouth, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Monmouth, Wales, UK, 9th July, 2023.
Goddess of the Wye puppet procession walking through street in Monmouth, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Monmouth, Wales, UK, 9th July, 2023.
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Will Watson / Goddess of the Wye puppet procession walking through street in Monmouth, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Monmouth, Wales, UK, 9th July, 2023.
Goddess of the Wye puppet entering the river, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Monmouth, Wales, UK, 9th July, 2023.
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Will Watson / Goddess of the Wye puppet entering the river, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Monmouth, Wales, UK, 9th July, 2023.
Goddess of the Wye puppet entering the river, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Monmouth, Wales, UK, 9th July, 2023.
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Will Watson / Goddess of the Wye puppet entering the river, part of the Save the Wye Campaign to raise awareness of pollution levels in the River Wye, Monmouth, Wales, UK, 9th July, 2023.
Yellow meadow ants (Lasius flavus) winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on a stone garden wall on a warm summer day. Preparing to fly off after emerging from a nest in a gar...
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Nick Upton / Yellow meadow ants (Lasius flavus) winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on a stone garden wall on a warm summer day. Preparing to fly off after emerging from a nest in a gar...
Yellow meadow ants (Lasius flavus), wingless orange workers, winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on a stone garden wall on a warm summer day. Preparing to fly off after eme...
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Nick Upton / Yellow meadow ants (Lasius flavus), wingless orange workers, winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on a stone garden wall on a warm summer day. Preparing to fly off after eme...
Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) emerging from its nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) emerging from its nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) nest burrow in an insect hotel, partially sealed up with a cellophane-like secretion, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) nest burrow in an insect hotel, partially sealed up with a cellophane-like secretion, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) excavating a nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Common yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus communis) excavating a nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, resting on a  Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf within its territory in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, resting on a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf within its territory in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, about to fly off with a bundle of hairs scraped from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf to line the nest, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, about to fly off with a bundle of hairs scraped from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf to line the nest, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, hovering near a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flower, patrolling its territory in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) male, hovering near a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flower, patrolling its territory in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, scraping hairs from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf to line her nest with, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, scraping hairs from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) leaf to line her nest with, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, emerging from an insect hotel in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) female, emerging from an insect hotel in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, pushing out wood shavings she has cut while enlarging a nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, pushing out wood shavings she has cut while enlarging a nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, sealing her nest in an insect hotel with a leaf circle she has cut from a Rose bush, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, sealing her nest in an insect hotel with a leaf circle she has cut from a Rose bush, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, looking out from her nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, looking out from her nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, attacking another bee she is competing with for a nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, attacking another bee she is competing with for a nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, removing a leaf circle brought by another bee competing for the same nest hole in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, removing a leaf circle brought by another bee competing for the same nest hole in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, attacking another bee she is competing with for a nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, attacking another bee she is competing with for a nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, removing the remains of an old Leafcutter bee nest in an insect hotel before building her own, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, removing the remains of an old Leafcutter bee nest in an insect hotel before building her own, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, nectaring on Salvia flowers, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, nectaring on Salvia flowers, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) nectaring on Water mint (Mentha aquatica) flowerhead in a garden pond, Wiltshire, UK. August.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) nectaring on Water mint (Mentha aquatica) flowerhead in a garden pond, Wiltshire, UK. August.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, using her large jaws to repel a male as it approaches her nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, using her large jaws to repel a male as it approaches her nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, using her large jaws to repel a male hovering close to her nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, using her large jaws to repel a male hovering close to her nest burrow within an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, flying towards an insect hotel carrying a leaf to seal her nest, Wiltshire garden, UK. July
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) female, flying towards an insect hotel carrying a leaf to seal her nest, Wiltshire garden, UK. July
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) male, resting on an insect hotel searching for a mate, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) male, resting on an insect hotel searching for a mate, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Solomon's seal sawfly (Phymatocera aterrima) larvae feeding on Solomon's seal (Polygonatum sp.) leaves in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Solomon's seal sawfly (Phymatocera aterrima) larvae feeding on Solomon's seal (Polygonatum sp.) leaves in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Solomon's seal sawfly (Phymatocera aterrima) larvae feeding on Solomon's seal (Polygonatum sp.) leaves in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Solomon's seal sawfly (Phymatocera aterrima) larvae feeding on Solomon's seal (Polygonatum sp.) leaves in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) at entrance to burrow in insect hotel with a ball of mud held in front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) at entrance to burrow in insect hotel with a ball of mud held in front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Club-horned wood borer wasp (Trypoxylon clavicerum) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its front legs to seal the entrance, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Shiny-vented sharp-tail bee (Coelioxys inermis) visiting an insect hotel, searching for Leafcutter bee (Megachile sp.) nests to parasitise, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Shiny-vented sharp-tail bee (Coelioxys inermis) visiting an insect hotel, searching for Leafcutter bee (Megachile sp.) nests to parasitise, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Shiny-vented sharp-tail bee (Coelioxys inermis) visiting an insect hotel, searching for Leafcutter bee (Megachile sp.) nests to parasitise, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Shiny-vented sharp-tail bee (Coelioxys inermis) visiting an insect hotel, searching for Leafcutter bee (Megachile sp.) nests to parasitise, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Shiny-vented sharp-tail bee (Coelioxys inermis) visiting an insect hotel, searching for Leafcutter bee (Megachile sp.) nests to parasitise, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Shiny-vented sharp-tail bee (Coelioxys inermis) visiting an insect hotel, searching for Leafcutter bee (Megachile sp.) nests to parasitise, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Shiny-vented sharp-tail bee (Coelioxys inermis) entering a bamboo tube in an insect hotel to parasitise a partially completed nest of a Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca), Wiltshire gar...
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Nick Upton / Shiny-vented sharp-tail bee (Coelioxys inermis) entering a bamboo tube in an insect hotel to parasitise a partially completed nest of a Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca), Wiltshire gar...
Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) flying towards nest hole in an insect hotel with a ball of mud in its jaws to seal a nest cell with, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) flying towards nest hole in an insect hotel with a ball of mud in its jaws to seal a nest cell with, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Pale-footed black wasp (Psenulus pallipes) an aphid-hunting crabronid wasp, excavating nest in an insect hotel, Wiltshire, UK. August.
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Nick Upton / Pale-footed black wasp (Psenulus pallipes) an aphid-hunting crabronid wasp, excavating nest in an insect hotel, Wiltshire, UK. August.
Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) nectaring on Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) flower, Wiltshire garden, UK. May.
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Nick Upton / Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) nectaring on Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) flower, Wiltshire garden, UK. May.
Large red damselflies (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) pair mating in the wheel position on a plant leaf by a garden pond, Wiltshire, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Large red damselflies (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) pair mating in the wheel position on a plant leaf by a garden pond, Wiltshire, UK. June.
Ruby-tailed cuckoo wasp (Pseudomalus auratus) searching for solitary wasp (Trypoxylon and Pemphredon sp.) nests to parasitise in an insect hotel, Wiltshire, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Ruby-tailed cuckoo wasp (Pseudomalus auratus) searching for solitary wasp (Trypoxylon and Pemphredon sp.) nests to parasitise in an insect hotel, Wiltshire, UK. June.
Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) sealing its nest hole in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its jaws, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) sealing its nest hole in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its jaws, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) sealing its nest hole in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its jaws, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) sealing its nest hole in an insect hotel with a ball of mud held in its jaws, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) collecting a ball of mud in its jaws to seal up its nest in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) collecting a ball of mud in its jaws to seal up its nest in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) female, at entrance to nest in an insect hotel with green caterpillar prey for its larvae to feed on, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) female, at entrance to nest in an insect hotel with green caterpillar prey for its larvae to feed on, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) female, at entrance to nest hole in an insect hotel with a small beetle grub for its larvae to feed on, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) female, at entrance to nest hole in an insect hotel with a small beetle grub for its larvae to feed on, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) female, inspecting a nest hole in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) female, inspecting a nest hole in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Orange-vented mason bee (Osmia leaiana) female, visiting an insect hotel in search of a nest site, Wiltshire garden, UK. May.
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Nick Upton / Orange-vented mason bee (Osmia leaiana) female, visiting an insect hotel in search of a nest site, Wiltshire garden, UK. May.
Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) entering its nest hole in an insect hotel close to a Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) entering a larger bamboo tube, Wiltshire garden, UK....
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Nick Upton / Mason wasp / Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) entering its nest hole in an insect hotel close to a Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) entering a larger bamboo tube, Wiltshire garden, UK....
Home-made insect hotel with a range of Bamboo stems and drilled hole sizes for different species, with many completed nests of Wood-carving leafcutter bees (Megachile ligniseca) and a variety of Potte...
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Nick Upton / Home-made insect hotel with a range of Bamboo stems and drilled hole sizes for different species, with many completed nests of Wood-carving leafcutter bees (Megachile ligniseca) and a variety of Potte...
Horned black wasp (Passaloecus corniger) nest within a bamboo tube in an insect hotel, sealed with a plug of plant resin and added wood shavings, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
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Nick Upton / Horned black wasp (Passaloecus corniger) nest within a bamboo tube in an insect hotel, sealed with a plug of plant resin and added wood shavings, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
Horned black wasp (Passaloecus corniger) flying with a Black bean aphid (Aphis fabae), probably stolen from the nest of another aphid hunting wasp, to stock its nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshi...
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Nick Upton / Horned black wasp (Passaloecus corniger) flying with a Black bean aphid (Aphis fabae), probably stolen from the nest of another aphid hunting wasp, to stock its nest burrow in an insect hotel, Wiltshi...
Horned black wasp (Passaloecus corniger) entering nest burrow in an insect hotel with a Black bean aphid (Aphis fabae), probably stolen from the nest of another aphid hunting wasp, Wiltshire garden, U...
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Nick Upton / Horned black wasp (Passaloecus corniger) entering nest burrow in an insect hotel with a Black bean aphid (Aphis fabae), probably stolen from the nest of another aphid hunting wasp, Wiltshire garden, U...
German wasp (Vespula germanica) worker scraping wood for its nest from the wooden roof of an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / German wasp (Vespula germanica) worker scraping wood for its nest from the wooden roof of an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
German wasp (Vespula germanica) worker scraping wood for its nest from the wooden roof of an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / German wasp (Vespula germanica) worker scraping wood for its nest from the wooden roof of an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption assectator) female, a parasite of Yellow-face bees (Hylaeus sp.), visiting an insect hotel looking for a host, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption assectator) female, a parasite of Yellow-face bees (Hylaeus sp.), visiting an insect hotel looking for a host, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption assectator) female, a parasite of Yellow-face bees (Hylaeus spp.), hovering by host nest burrows in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption assectator) female, a parasite of Yellow-face bees (Hylaeus spp.), hovering by host nest burrows in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption assectator) female, a parasite of Yellow-face bees (Hylaeus spp.), inspecting host nest burrows in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption assectator) female, a parasite of Yellow-face bees (Hylaeus spp.), inspecting host nest burrows in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
Fork-tailed flower bee (Anthophora furcata) female, visiting Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flowers in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Fork-tailed flower bee (Anthophora furcata) female, visiting Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flowers in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Fork-tailed flower bee (Anthophora furcata) female, visiting Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flowers in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Fork-tailed flower bee (Anthophora furcata) female, visiting Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flowers in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) crawling over a damp footpath after heavy rain, Somerset, UK. March.
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Nick Upton / Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) crawling over a damp footpath after heavy rain, Somerset, UK. March.
Social wasp (Dolichovespula sp.) male, grooming its front leg while resting on a leaf, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Social wasp (Dolichovespula sp.) male, grooming its front leg while resting on a leaf, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Dark bush cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera) female, sunning on a leaf in a garden near a greenhouse, Wiltshire, UK. September.
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Nick Upton / Dark bush cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera) female, sunning on a leaf in a garden near a greenhouse, Wiltshire, UK. September.
Square-headed wasp (Crossocerus cetratus) a fly-hunting crabronid wasp with flattened front legs, emerging from its nest in an insect hotel, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Square-headed wasp (Crossocerus cetratus) a fly-hunting crabronid wasp with flattened front legs, emerging from its nest in an insect hotel, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Dark bush cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera) female, sunning on a leaf in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. September.
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Nick Upton / Dark bush cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera) female, sunning on a leaf in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. September.
Yellow banded conops flies (Conops quadrifasciatus) pair, mating on a scabious flowerhead in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Yellow banded conops flies (Conops quadrifasciatus) pair, mating on a scabious flowerhead in a garden, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Chalcid wasp (Pteromalus sp.) a parasite of Leafcutter bees (Megachile sp.), inspecting host nest burrows in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Chalcid wasp (Pteromalus sp.) a parasite of Leafcutter bees (Megachile sp.), inspecting host nest burrows in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) nest cell with an exit hole chewed out in spring, probably by emerging parasitic Chalcid wasps (Pteromalus sp.), whose larvae develop inside Leafcutte...
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Nick Upton / Wood-carving leafcutter bee (Megachile ligniseca) nest cell with an exit hole chewed out in spring, probably by emerging parasitic Chalcid wasps (Pteromalus sp.), whose larvae develop inside Leafcutte...
Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, a parasite of solitary bees and wasps, visiting an insect hotel in search of host nests, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, a parasite of solitary bees and wasps, visiting an insect hotel in search of host nests, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, laying eggs in the nest of a Common Yellow-face bee (Hylaeus communis) in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, laying eggs in the nest of a Common Yellow-face bee (Hylaeus communis) in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, a parasite of solitary bees and wasps, hovering by an insect hotel in search of host nests, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, a parasite of solitary bees and wasps, hovering by an insect hotel in search of host nests, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, laying eggs in the nest of a Common Yellow-face bee (Hylaeus communis) in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, laying eggs in the nest of a Common Yellow-face bee (Hylaeus communis) in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. July.
Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, a parasite of solitary bees and wasps, visiting an insect hotel in search of host nests, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, a parasite of solitary bees and wasps, visiting an insect hotel in search of host nests, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, a parasite of solitary bees and wasps, visiting an insect hotel in search of host nests, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
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Nick Upton / Wild carrot wasp (Gasteruption jaculator) female, a parasite of solitary bees and wasps, visiting an insect hotel in search of host nests, Wiltshire garden, UK. June.
Blue mason bee (Osmia caerulescens) female, nectaring from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flower in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Blue mason bee (Osmia caerulescens) female, nectaring from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flower in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Black garden ants (Lasius niger), winged male alates massing on a wooden post on a warm summer, preparing to fly off after emerging from a nest in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Black garden ants (Lasius niger), winged male alates massing on a wooden post on a warm summer, preparing to fly off after emerging from a nest in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Blue mason bee (Osmia caerulescens) female, nectaring from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flower in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Blue mason bee (Osmia caerulescens) female, nectaring from a Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) flower in a garden flowerbed, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Black garden ants (Lasius niger) wingless workers, winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on wooden sleepers on a warm summer day, preparing to fly off after emerging from a n...
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Nick Upton / Black garden ants (Lasius niger) wingless workers, winged male alates and larger female alates or queens gathering on wooden sleepers on a warm summer day, preparing to fly off after emerging from a n...
Black garden ants (Lasius niger), wingless workers, winged male alates and a larger female alate or queen gathering on a wooden post on a warm summer day, preparing to fly off after emerging from a ne...
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Nick Upton / Black garden ants (Lasius niger), wingless workers, winged male alates and a larger female alate or queen gathering on a wooden post on a warm summer day, preparing to fly off after emerging from a ne...
Aphid wasp (Pemphredon sp.) at entrance to nest burrow in an insect hotel carrying a paralysed Rose aphid (Macrosiphum rosae) prey, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
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Nick Upton / Aphid wasp (Pemphredon sp.) at entrance to nest burrow in an insect hotel carrying a paralysed Rose aphid (Macrosiphum rosae) prey, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
Aphid wasp (Pemphredon sp.) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel carrying a paralysed Rose aphid (Macrosiphum rosae) prey, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
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Nick Upton / Aphid wasp (Pemphredon sp.) flying towards burrow in an insect hotel carrying a paralysed Rose aphid (Macrosiphum rosae) prey, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
Aphid wasp (Pemphredon sp.) emerging from nest hole in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
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Nick Upton / Aphid wasp (Pemphredon sp.) emerging from nest hole in an insect hotel, Wiltshire garden, UK. August.
Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) drinking from a garden pond on a hot summer afternoon, Wiltshire, UK. July.
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Nick Upton / Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) drinking from a garden pond on a hot summer afternoon, Wiltshire, UK. July.
Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick perched in entrance to garden nest box at dusk holding leg of a sibling in its beak, cannibalised by its mother to feed the single surviving chick, Wiltshire, UK. May.
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Nick Upton / Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick perched in entrance to garden nest box at dusk holding leg of a sibling in its beak, cannibalised by its mother to feed the single surviving chick, Wiltshire, UK. May.
Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick perched at entrance to garden nest box with Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha) prey in beak, just delivered by a parent at dusk, Wiltshire, UK. May.
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Nick Upton / Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick perched at entrance to garden nest box with Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha) prey in beak, just delivered by a parent at dusk, Wiltshire, UK. May.
Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick perched at entrance to garden nest box, swallowing Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) prey, just delivered by a parent, Wiltshire, UK, June.
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Nick Upton / Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick perched at entrance to garden nest box, swallowing Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) prey, just delivered by a parent, Wiltshire, UK, June.