Bees and other flying insects

The midge

Culicoides impunctatus

Scottish midges are small flying and biting insects that are most prevalent in the north and west of Scotland during summer months (although they do occur in the south and east), and can be the scourge of the Highland wildlife-watcher.These insects are on...

Mountain bumblebee (or bilberry bumblebee)

Mountain bumblebee (or bilberry bumblebee)

Bombus monticola

This is a relatively small bumblebee with a distinctive orange behind making up two-thirds of its abdomen. It has two lemon yellow stripes on its thorax.  Sexes are similar in colour, but males have yellow facial hair. They are highly adapted to live ...