Morden Hall Park

A warm, moderately sunny day, +23° C. Been to Morden Hall Park.
Banded Demoiselles (Calopteryx splendens) are having a good year, I see them even quite far from water, actually saw one in front of my house!

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But it’s flies that are most diverse now.
Limnia unguicornis snail-killing fly (family Sciomyzidae):

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Another species of Dioctria robber-flies is common in this park, it’s D. rufipes:

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Saw a few Leptogaster cylindrica robber-flies in grass:

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Sicus ferrugineus conopid, a parasitoid of bumblebees:

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Volucella bombylans hoverfly:

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A yet unidentified hoverfly:

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Saw a large, ichneumon-mimicking hoverfly Xylota sylvarum. Very skittish, this one. The best shot I could get is this:

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A tachinid awaiting ID:

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Lots of Burnet Companion moths (Euclidia glyphica) on the meadow:

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