Ruby-tailed Wasp (photo: Andy Pay)What a jewel of an insect! This Ruby-tailed Wasp was spotted at Poltesco.
Photo: Andy Pay

 

 

 

Common Crab Spider (photo by Amanda Scott)This little crab spider was spotted scuttling across the beach at Church Cove, near Gunwalloe.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

 

 

Jumping Spider (photo by Tony Blunden)This attractive little species of Jumping Spider was spotted at Kennack Sands.
Photo: Tony Blunden

Nomada flava (photo: Andy Pay)Local photographer Andy Pay spotted this lovely little nomad bee at Poltesco. Called the Flavous Nomad Bee, it was gorging itself on Three-cornered Garlic.
Photo: Andy Pay

  

Leptothrix discophora (photo by Amanda Scott)No, it’s not a miniature oil slick. That oily film on the surface of puddles on The Lizard is an iron-oxidizing bacterium.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

 

Mining Bee Andrea flavipesThis lovely Yellow-legged Mining Bee was spotted at Poltesco, enjoying both the Alexanders and the sunshine.
Photo: Andy Pay

HornetHornets are not anything like as fearsome as they look.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Chrysotoxum elegansDid you know hoverflies form an important group of pollinators? Read on to find out more about them from local hoverfly enthusiast Andy Pay.
Photo: Andy Pay