Saturday, 17 July 2010

Stocks Reservoir


Hogweed, Pink Valerian, Meadowsweet, Blackberries, Knapweed, Thistles, Nettles  and Meadow Vetchling all flowering which meant there were loads of insects flying on a warm, breezy overcast day with some sunny spells. Some of the hogweed flowers were just covered in soldier beetles and various flies. Meadow Brown butterflies are really hard to photograph as they drop to the ground to avoid predators (photographers) attention.

Sericomyia silentis

Eristalix pertenax

Sunfly, Heliophilus pendulas

Sawfly, Tenthredo arcuata

Grypocoris stysi

Gasteruption jaculator with Soldier Beetles

Soldier Beetles, Rhagonycha fulva

Meadow Brown

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