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- 21-04-2009, 02:37 PM #1
Why are there wasps hovering everywhere?
The damn things are everywhere at the moment, I cant even go out in the garden because they are darting from one place to another Is there some reason they are doing it?
- 21-04-2009, 02:39 PM #2
Are they really wasps? We have lots of hover fly things and also solitary bees which are slim and wasp-looking.Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.
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- 21-04-2009, 02:43 PM #3
- 21-04-2009, 03:48 PM #4
There are quite a lot of queen wasps around at the moment. Just a few days ago, I was about to crush a queen wasp that was gnawing at some old wooden fence post. Then I remembered that wasps actually take away a lot of garden pests (caterpillars, craneflies <adult leatherjacket> etc), so I let it go.
When I end up with wasps making holes in my tree fruit, you can remind me that letting the wasp go might not have been a good idea!
- 21-04-2009, 04:13 PM #5
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If they're hovering over plants they're probably hover flies IgglePiggle.
They're harmless and they eat the aphids.
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- 21-04-2009, 04:48 PM #6Originally Posted by IgglePiggle
Hover Flies - All About Hoverflies
We've had some bee flies around in the past couple of weeks. They're slightly odd looking 'furry' things, triangular in shape with a long tongue sticking out at the front!
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- 21-04-2009, 04:48 PM #7
Wasps don't hover.
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- 21-04-2009, 05:27 PM #8Tuber
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- 22-04-2009, 08:06 AM #9
I think....hover flies land and keep wings open, bees fold their wings in somewhat
Please correct me if I am wrong.
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