Epsom Common

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:

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Episyrphus balteatus follows suit:

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Eristalinus sepulchralis:

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Plenty of Musca ?autumnalis basking:

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Notostira elongata mirid bug:

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German Wasps (Vespula germanica) gnaw wood to make paper for the nest:

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Lots of usual stuff, nothing interesting.
Sympetrum sanguineum:

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Pararge aegeria:

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Pterostichus madidus:

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Some 30 cattle were grazing in a fenced area to prevent afforestation of open space:

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