There have been too many birds on this blog of late so it's time to redress the balance a bit. This collection was snapped at Bedford Purlieus in unexpectedly fine weather today. The Slow Worm was one of three seen and the hoverfly one of many. The latter is assignable to ribesii as it is a female and I can just about make out all-yellow hind femurae.
The longhorn moth is another female, the male would have antennae 2-3 times longer!
Slow Worm Anguis fragilis
Adela reaumurella, female
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria
Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula
Syrphus ribesii, female
Canon Powershot SX10