My lack of recent posts reflect the dampening effect of our weather on the insect population. My only hope is raised expectations for a spectacular fungi season.
|there are several wasp-like flies, the give away being the fly eyes and antennae|
|Graphomyia Maculata ,mainly found on waterside flowers|
|I can only think that given how tiny this was and a lack of other identification in my reference book this is a young Scorpian fly|
|this fascinating and perfectly constructed papery cocoon is possibly that of a moth such as The Burnet|
|Meadow Plant Bug|
|The Cinnabar- loves ragwort on which it feeds gregariously|
|The Burnet, a day flying moth which protects itself with distasteful poisons and spends a lot of time resting on flowers|