Wasp-mimics in the garden

Wasp-mimics in the garden

Observation - Wasp-mimics in the garden - UK and Ireland. Description: Three wasp-mimics, a Longhorn Beetle, a Hoverfly and a Clearwing Moth. They imitate wasps so that birds don't eat them! But spiders will sometimes eat the Hoverflies, because spiders are not so easily fooled by something that pretends to be a wasp.

Three wasp-mimics, a Longhorn Beetle, a Hoverfly and a Clearwing Moth. They imitate wasps so that birds don't eat them! But spiders will sometimes eat the Hoverflies, because spiders are not so easily fooled by something that pretends to be a wasp.