Moira, you mentioned that you’ve never given an UA to a macro insect shot before. I can’t believe you gave it to yesterday’s upload. Thank you SO much. I am one stunned mullet
Now then, people…this here has to be one of THE most beautiful insects I have ever seen.
I was in a carpark today and went to look at a tree with some lovely bark. All cracked and curling and whatnot. When I saw this beaut. Could not…believe…my eyes. I mean, look at the colours!! Sheesh. Pretty big too – about 3.5 to 4cm, I reckon.
I managed to get two shots before it flew off. Neither of them razor sharp ‘cos I couldn’t keep my hands stock still. Probably from the excitement of finding this gorgeous creature.
I’ve tried bringing out some definition and detail but hope I haven’t overdone it. Anyway, the main thing is I get to share this gem of nature with you all.
Don’t know if it’s a fly or a wasp. I’m thinking more along the lines of a wasp. But I don't know too much about insects.
Whatever it is, WOW, am I right?? So pleased to have met it.
ADDENDUM: Dave (WhiteRose1) has identified this critter. It is an EMERALD COCKROACH WASP. Ta, Dave