Thursday, 4 June 2009

These are a few of my favourite things

It's June, and we've had a week of great weather, so the insects are appearing very quickly now.

Two great hoverflies, starting with one of my favourites: Leucozona lucorum. Look out for its close relatives Leucozona glaucia and Leucozona laternaria.

Anasimyia lineata is another favourite because I suspected it would be present, but it took me 5 years to find it. The larvae are associated with Bulrush - Typha sp.

Cantharis rustica is one of around half a dozen Soldier Beetles on the patch.

Male and female Azure Damselflies - Coenagrion puella:

Two shots of male Bombus pratorum:

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