|St. Mark's Fly - Bibio marci (male)|
When I was checking the images, I noticed that I had a decent shot of a couple of interesting features:
|Bibio marci head (close-up)|
Secondly, we can see the triangle of three ocelli (auxiliary eyes, arrowed) which react very quickly to changes in light intensity, and are used to detect quick motion in order to avoid predators.
A few years ago I took a series of 'bug's-eye' views of plants. Here's a view of a Dandelion seed clock from an unusual perspective:
A few of our hoverflies have grey abdominal bands rather than the usual yellow. This is a female Platycheirus albimanus feeding on Dandelion:
|Platycheirus albimanus (female)|