A Blog for moth recorders in Bucks, Berks and Oxon
The value of an overhead shot. Look like Volucella inflata
Wow, what a beauty. Never seen this species before. Nice
V. inflata is by far the least common Volucella species in my garden, only recorded twice, though I don't go out looking for them. It apparently likes wooded areas where there is plenty of dead wood and is also generally only found in the south below the Severn/Wash line, so I guess the Chilterns are as good a place as any to find them.
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