There were many ladybirds on this Lemon Verbena plant growing in our herb patch. The second photo shows that the plant must have been covered with aphids. Explains why the ladybirds were there - they like to eat aphids.
This type of Cuckoo wasp has been hanging around on this fence post for a few weeks. Other types of wasp and also, Megachile resin bees have nested in the holes drilled in this post. I guess the Cuckoo wasp would be a female, waiting the opportunity to lay her eggs in their nests.
There were many Nitidulidae beetles inside the compost bin, on top of the soil. Most of them seemed to have at least one red mite attached to them. Some beetles, like this one, carried a heavy load of mites. The mites were identified by a mite expert, via Ken Walker, as being a species of Mesostigmata.
This Megachile bee appears to be covered in honey. In the last photo, you can see a trail of pollen/honey leading from the nest hole at lower left of picture, to the bee. The bee has been identified as Megachile Hackeriapis canifrons by Bernhard Jacobi, who theorizes that the bee must have been caught in the nest behind the pollen/nectar mix of another Megachile bee and had to move through the mix in order to escape the nest.
This small beetle was found inside a hole in a strawberry. All the other holes in our strawberries have contained tiny millipedes, this was the only beetle found. I am told that the beetle would most likely be looking for the millipedes.