Sunday, June 26, 2005

Daytime Insects

Most of the weekend was cool but it brightened up this afternoon and as a result quite a few insects appeared. Many hoverflies appeared including the first two Episyrphus balteatus of the year, with one ovipositing on raspberry. Red Admiral, Large White and Meadow Brown butterflies all put in an appearance and there were plenty of bees and flies. The Large Tabby moth (one of the largest micro moths) was in the house and could have flown in overnight.

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Bombus hortorum (thanks to Stuart and Harry for help with the ID) feeding at Foxglove

Large Tabby (Aglossa pinguinalis)

Syrphus ribesii (tentative ID)

Chrysops relictus (a Horse fly - thanks to Malcolm for the ID)

Nikon CP995

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