A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Sulphur Beetle

Sulphur Beetle on Wild ThymeThe bright colour of Sulphur Beetles makes them hard to miss, despite being small. 
Photo: Amanda Scott

Swollen-thighed Beetle

Oedemera nobilisLook out for the sparkling copper-green of the Swollen-thighed Beetle on flowerheads on sunny summer days. 
Photo: Amanda Scott

Wasp Spider

Wasp Spider (Rebecca Hughes)This lovely Wasp Spider was spotted close to Ruan Major.
Photo: Rebecca Hughes

Wasp-mimic hoverfly

The striking wasp-mimic hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum is found in grassy places and more open areas in woodland.
Photo: Andy Pay

Western Bee-fly

Western Bee-flyThe Western Bee-fly is a fairly rare species in the UK – it has been spotted on The Lizard, both near Kennack and at Poltesco.
Photo: Tony Blunden

Yellow-legged Mining Bee

Mining Bee Andrea flavipesThe first flight period of the Yellow-legged Mining Bee is in the spring, when you can spot them nectaring on flowers. You can also look out for their nests in exposed soil, looking like tiny drilled holes.
Photo: Andy Pay