Sunday, 26 June 2016

St Andrews Park

The meadow area was a-buzzing with insects just before it started raining this afternoon. Hoverflies included Merodon equestris, Eupeodes corollae and Marmalade Hoverfly. Beetles were represented by several Thick-kneed Flower Beetles and there were other delights including some green Capsid Bugs, an amazing Ichneumon Wasp (only managed a poor photo), a couple of unidentified solitary bees, a Broad Centurion soldierfly, a small 'signalling fly' called Poecilobothrus nobilitatus (the males wave their white-tipped wings around to attract mates) and a cracking Scarlet Tiger moth.
Spot the capsid bug!

Broad Centurion

Ichneumon Wasp

Merodon equestris

Thick-thighed Flower Beetles

Scarlet Tiger
Poecilobothrus nobilitatus

Eupeodes corollae

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