This is a very beautiful Ruby-tailed wasp that really does have a metallic green head and thorax with a metallic red abdomen - all of which flash in the sunshine. Although the adults eat pollen and nectar, they lay their eggs on the larvae of the burrow-dwelling Red mason bee - which then eat their hosts alive. Not very nice
Earwigs are, extremely buggy bugs - this is a view of the underside, or ventral surface as it is called, of one. Earwigs are very good mothers - not only do they look after their eggs once they have laid them, they look after the baby earwigs once they have hatched - looking like tiny versions of the adults. Earwigs eat pretty much everything - they are omnivorous, which probably explains why you can find them pretty much everywhere!!
These were just some of the great creatures we caught during the Bug hunt today