Pirbright Common

A hot, sunny day, +30° C. Been to Brookwood.
We have a drought in England: there was no rain in more than a month, and everything is drying up. Not much insects around, either.
A male Astata boops crabronid wasp, a shieldbug hunter (not the male, of course):

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A Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) female:

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Lots of Epeolus sp. cuckoo bees, there are two species in Surrey and they are both known from that locality:

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Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) caterpillars finish off Ragwort. The younger ones may actually die from starvation, as there’s not much foodplant left anymore:

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And lots of Graylings (Hipparchia semele), of course:

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Birch trees lose their leaves from the drought:

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