Worker honey bees were attracted to a flowering viburnum in the garden. The wing pattern is distinctive - but they also have hairy eyes. Of course honey bees are not a native species; they originated from South-east Asia.
|Honey Bee - Hairy Compound Eye|
|Honey Bee Wing|
At first glance, the Common Furrow Bee is not dissimilar to Hoverflies and it only becomes obvious that it is a bee on seeing the second pair of wings. They nest underground; queen bees overwinter.
|Common Furrow Bee|
|Common Furrow Bee Wing|
|Common Furrow Bee Face|
|Common Furrow Bee on Dandelion|
Then on Sunday night I put the moth trap out in the garden for three hours and caught 6 moths, 5 species: