We have been seeing a new bumblebee in our garden recently. This is the Tree Bumblebee, Bombus hypnorum. It is a very attractive bee with a ginger thorax, black middle section and white tail. This makes it very easy to recognise as there is no other species of bumblebee here with that colour combination. They have been colonising the UK since 2001 when they first arrived (apparently under their own steam) near Southampton and have now colonised much of Scotland.
Hi there. We're newbies to this forum...and to the village! Struck by the sheer numbers of butterflies and moths in the walled garden since we arrived a month ago. Is it the weather or is it all down to Heather and her gardening skills? Whatever the reason we are loving the profusion of nature here in Abernyte. Posting up a wee video of what I believe is a Hummingbird Hawk moth (if I can get it to attach). Also seen a Comma and many many more.
Okay..won't attach but I think I can link to Dropbox.
That certainly looks like a Hummingbird Hawk Moth but Cathy is our expert and she will confirm.
Sorry we don't allow video uploads as they are usually too large. I have enhanced and converted your video into an open source format that most people can open.
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