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!
But it’s flies that are most diverse now.
Limnia unguicornis snail-killing fly (family Sciomyzidae):
Another species of Dioctria robber-flies is common in this park, it’s D. rufipes:
Saw a few Leptogaster cylindrica robber-flies in grass:
Sicus ferrugineus conopid, a parasitoid of bumblebees:
Volucella bombylans hoverfly:
A yet unidentified hoverfly:
Saw a large, ichneumon-mimicking hoverfly Xylota sylvarum. Very skittish, this one. The best shot I could get is this:
A tachinid awaiting ID:
Lots of Burnet Companion moths (Euclidia glyphica) on the meadow: