Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Home is a hole in the wall



I found this little ruby-tail wasp exploring a crevice in a south-facing house wall near Durham yesterday.






















First in had a look inside to check that there was nothing menacing lurking ....























......... then it turned around and reversed in...






















........ surveying passers-by .....





















..... and occasionally coming out into the sunshine .....
















.... to soak up some warmth and display its wonderfully iridescent colours, like a living Faberge jewel 

For more on the intriguing habits of ruby-tail wasps, click here



4 comments:

  1. These are wonderful shots.
    It is a gem.

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    1. Thanks Adrian, wonderful little insects

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  2. What fabulous colours (and photos!)

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