Spent the day looking at insects in the garden and the rest of the village. In addition to those pictured here there were plenty of White-letter Hairstreaks around the Elms at Hightgate Hall, a Hornets along Greenhill Road and several other butterflies, including Red Admirals.
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Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
Platycheirus sp. (tenatively keyed to P. discimanus)
Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)
Parent Bug (Elasmucha grisea), nymph - thanks Harry
Heterotoma planicornis - See also Weedon's World of Nature
Assassin Bug with prey
Woolly Alder Sawfly (Eriocampa ovata), larva - the fluffy white stuff is shed to reveal a green larva and leaving little white tufts on the decimated Alder leaves.