Last summer was so disappointing on the insect front what with the wet and windy weather. This year I am determined to find the insects and in doing so have been bitten repeatedly by flies ( saw flies I presume). They land and settle long enough to draw beads of blood and the bites then swell to the size of 50 pence pieces. I remain undeterred ....
|Common Green Capsid Lygocoris pabulinus, a herbivorous bug|
|Miris striatus, a mirid bug feeding partly on young leaves but also small caterpillars and soft bodied flies|
a lady bird larva, in abundance this year, these like the adults are carnivorous
The Cinnabar moth caterpillar
this is a first this year, a female Oedemara nobelis beetle
one of 400 species of saw fly in the UK
an ichneumon, characterised by antennae of at least 16 small segments