Hornet-mimic

Hornet-mimic

Observation - Hornet-mimic - UK and Ireland. Description: These markings don't look anything like as clean as those on the three inanis I've seen at the other end of the park (see pics 5 and 6 for last week's V.inanis). Compare pictures 2 and 6 for sternite 2 colouration. Compare 3 and 5 for abdominal markings

These markings don't look anything like as clean as those on the three inanis I've seen at the other end of the park (see pics 5 and 6 for last week's V.inanis). Compare pictures 2 and 6 for sternite 2 colouration. Compare 3 and 5 for abdominal markings
The thoracic markings says it's inanis but I'm not sure how significant they are. Anyway, that's three Volucella sp. just on the central corridor of Lordship rec.