Vespa crabro

Vespa crabro

Observation - Vespa crabro - UK and Ireland. Description: A large hornet feeding on Ivy flowers. It fed for several minutes until a Red Admiral butterfly went past whose shadow seemed to spook the hornet, which then dropped from the flowers and flew off

A large hornet feeding on Ivy flowers. It fed for several minutes until a Red Admiral butterfly went past whose shadow seemed to spook the hornet, which then dropped from the flowers and flew off