A mostly cloudy, hot day, +28° C. Wanted to go to Horsley, but there’s an industrial action on the railway this weekend, and the only train I could catch was to Epsom.
Anasimyia lineata are still there, nectaring on Mugwort, of all things!
Upd: As Roger Morris pointed out, it is in fact Anasimyia contracta/transfuga. A faint “waist” as well as waterside habitat suggest the former:
Episyrphus balteatus follows suit:
Plenty of Musca ?autumnalis basking:
Notostira elongata mirid bug:
German Wasps (Vespula germanica) gnaw wood to make paper for the nest:
Lots of usual stuff, nothing interesting.
Some 30 cattle were grazing in a fenced area to prevent afforestation of open space: