Hymenopterans mating in an ivy bank

Hymenopterans mating in an ivy bank

Observation - Hymenopterans mating in an ivy bank. Description: Image 4: June 3rd 2013 Images 3 and 4 are probably showing members of the same species as the mating pair. Individuals would repeatedly alight on these shiny ivy leaves, but only for short periods, and I was initially hard put to say if was looking at

Image 4: June 3rd 2013

Images 3 and 4 are probably showing members of the same species as the mating pair. Individuals would repeatedly alight on these shiny ivy leaves, but only for short periods, and I was initially hard put to say if was looking at Hymenopterans or Dipterans.