Another new bit of wildlife, and a new bug to me, was this little beauty, which I spied on the terrace this morning.
It's colours are so amazing that although it is only 1 cm long, you couldn't very well miss it! I can't identify it, so have emailed this photo to British Bugs, in the hope they can enlighten me!
PS : I've heard back from British Bugs who tell me that this little beastie is a jewel wasp. Well named!