These tend to arrive at about the same time as our Pyracantha bush flowers and bury themselves in the inflorescences, eating pollen. This year they are a few days to early.
I saw the first individual a few days ago and this in immediately after I photographed the Lesser Stag Beetle. One of its wings was not fully folded away but it flew away after this session, showing full function.
Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm* f2 macro, 1/100 at f9 ISO 400, hand-held.
Then stereos are crosseye.
- These could be some of the last images with this lens, which is difficult to focus after it slipped off the low shelf where I keep it handy and fell to the floor. A brand new one of the same model is in the post.