If you take a moment to watch wasps, then you quickly realise that without them we could be knee deep in all sorts of other insects, such as this fly, seen here getting despatched and eaten by a Common Wasp.
Wasps patrol every leaf and stem of the plants in our garden, searching for prey.
If people realised how effective they are at keeping plants free of 'pests', then they would probably be on sale in garden centres!
I've had a macro lens for a few years, gathering dust in the company of a few other compulsive purchases. But during the last couple of weeks it's been my constant companion, as I endeavour to tackle the smaller critters that live around our feet. Tread carefully!