Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Colourful insects

Some colorful insects, on thyme (Thymus capitatus) flowers, from Kardamyli Village, in Mani (Messinia, Peloponnese)

Mammoth Wasps (Scolia flavifrons), the biggest wasp in Europe

Jersey Tiger Moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) - The famous "Rhodes butterfly" is actually a diurnal moth

Violet Carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea)

Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)

Garden Bumblebee (Bombus hortotum)

Red-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
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