Wasp nesting in wood, video


This 10 August 2017 video is about a female Ectemnius wasp bringing flies as food to her youngsters in her nest in a sawed off lilac branch.

Jan de Bont in the Netherlands made this video.

Damselflies’ mating season


This 21 July 2017 video is about two white-legged damselfly ‘love tandems’. While the males fight, the females quietly deposit their eggs.

Behind them, a third white-legged damselfly tandem couple.

Tineke Cramer made this video near Wamberg village in North Brabant province in the Netherlands.

Beautiful wasp on video


This 18 July 2017 video shows a beautiful wasp, probably Hedychrum nobile, on great masterwort flowers.

Meeke de Beer made this video in her garden in the Netherlands.

Antlion in Namibia, video


This video, recorded in Namibia, says about itself:

Antlion Cone Death Trap – The Hunt – BBC Earth

19 July 2017

In the Namib desert where the sands can reach a scorching 70 degrees centigrade, very little is able to survive, but the Hotrod Ant can amazingly thrive and even forage for food. In this tense encounter an unsuspecting Hotrod Ant has strayed in antlion territory and faces the ultimate test of survival.

Rare wasp colony, video


This video is about a colony of Polistes biglumis wasps, a rare species in the Netherlands.

Ton Vranken made this video near Susteren town in Limburg province. It goes from the queen building the nest in May 2016 till September 2016, when the last wasps left the colony.

American crane flies mating, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

10 June 2017

Huge Mosquitoes – no these are harmless Crane Flies, very large and look like mosquitoes, but are not! Sometimes called Mosquito Hawks or Skeeter Eaters as they are rumored to eat mosquitoes, but they don’t consume mosquitoes at all, in fact they pretty much don’t eat anything during their short lives, their main goal is to mate as we see here – and it is a slow process. It does get a little exciting at a few points along the way. Filmed near the Great Smoky Mountains; these unusually large members of the Crane Fly family are of more than 500 varieties in these parts.