Victim number one Bombus pascuorum
Victim number two Bombus pratorum.
The ground below this particular rhododendron bush was littered with the empty husks of previous victims.
The assassin is a female Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) a master of disguise who can change colour from white to yellow or green to match the colour of the flowers or leaves she is on. This one has very prominent strips too. These are often much less pronounced or even absent.
Close up showing her eight eyes and large jaws.
Not so clever now, hey?
She stands out like a sore thumb when on the 'wrong' vegetation and would be under considerable danger from foraging birds until she finds another white/pink flower or indeed changes colour which takes around two to three weeks!
Lastly another species of hoverfly. I found this one on Seaton Marshes a week or so ago.