On Monday I wondered when the parasites of the Nematus pavidus sawfly larvae would appear. The answer is: today.
This is the primary parasite: Campodorus sp. This specimen was examining the larvae very closely, but it's clear that they aren't large enough yet. I'd guess that Monday or Tuesday next week should see a flurry of egg-laying.
This exotic-looking Forest Shieldbug - Pentatoma rufipes - struck a striking pose, so I gratefully took the shot:
Another new moth for me: Small wainscot - Chortodes pygmina. The larvae feed on sedges and grasses, but the adults don't feed at all.
I wasn't at all surprised to see this migratory Silver Y moth after all the migrant hoverflies I've seen in the last few days.