What is Patton's Tiger?

I have been immersed in natural history since I was 18 and started work at the (then) Wildfowl Trust at Arundel. I met, worked and lived with some brilliant naturalists and a lifetime's obsession was born.
Birding was followed by mothing and the height of 'achievement' was obtained when a moth was given the above vernacular name in recognition of the fact that I trapped the first British record.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Some dodgy looking characters have been hanging around my Osmia rufa nestboxes.......... This tiny fly is Cacoxenus indagator. They lay their eggs in the pollen left in the cell by the bee.
Cacoxenus indagator

Osmia rufa

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