The weather continues rather cool and breezy so when we set off for a walk to look for White-letter Hairstreaks around the abundant Elms near Elton Bridge we were not very hopeful. As expected there were few insects about but a large, sheltered bramble bush hosted masses of bees, hoverflies and other insects including these.
A Speckled Bush-cricket nymph (Leptophyes punctatissima)
Male and Female Scorpion Flies (probably Panorpa communis)
Most ragwort was infested with Cinabar Moth caterpillars (Tyria jacobaeae)
Ladybird pupa (Coccinellidae)
A striking spider (Enoplognatha ovata)