An unreliable memoir

Frustration

Sphaerophoria
I’ve spent most of the weekend photographing insects in my garden, but how simultaneously frustrating and fascinating that it’s not possible to identify half of them beyond genus and gender, such as this female Sphaerophoria species, or this male Lasioglossum:

Lasioglossum

(Bonus fact: Lasioglossum is the largest genus of bees with over 1,700 species worldwide, including the sweat bees in the tropics and many mining bees in the UK).

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