Two Insects photographed in August in my garden in Devon.
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Thanks for re-posting - and such nice photos. Not sure what went wrong the first time....
Your top one looks like the banded hoverfly, Volucella zonaria, one of the largest hover-flies occurring in the UK, and the second is the larval stage of a ladybird.
Isn't it amazing what you see in your on own doorstep!