I have a new favorite bee...
AKA, "wool carder bees":
Wool carder bees are about the size of a honeybee, but have wasp-like yellow and black markings. The difference: BEES are stout and round-shaped, whereas wasps have a skinny "waist" and look like cold-blooded killers.
And the males? Too fast to photograph!
Go see them!!
WHAT? Male Anthidium on patrol. A must see.
WHERE? A sizeable patch (>1m square) of lamb's ear (aka rose campion) in FULL SUN
All photos are Anthidium females. Pollen grains are visible, carried on the underside of the abdomen.
Do you think she's waving at me? I like to think so.