A bumblebee (also spelled as bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. There are over 250 known species, existing primarily in the Northern Hemisphere although they are common in New Zealand and Tasmania. They are gorgeous little balls of fluff. I love bees.
Hoverflies don’t get much bigger than this. I was almost scared. Almost.
The Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) is a brightly coloured arctiid moth, found in Europe and western and central Asia. It has been introduced into New Zealand, Australia and North America to control poisonous ragwort, which its larvae feed on. The moth is named after the red mineral cinnabar because of the red patches on its predominantly black wings. Cinnabar moths are about 20mm long and have a wingspan of 32-42 mm (1.3-1.7 in).
Tyland Barn is rapidly becoming my favourite place for bugs. if you can ignore the noise from the motorway it is a very peaceful place.