Bookham Common

A sunny, but windy day, +13° C. Been to Bookham.
Much less wildlife here than at Brookwood yesterday!

Gorse Shieldbugs (Piezodorus lituratus) were congregating around the few Gorse plants at the location:

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Gymnocheta viridis tachinids bask on tree trunks:

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Lypha dubia tachinids were numerous:

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Some calliphorid feasted on a bird dropping. Could it be identified from these photos?..
Upd: It’s Protocalliphora azurea, ID by consensus (diptera.info)

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Pollenia sp. calliphorids occasionally turned up:

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Bombylius major are out in numbers:

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Feeding on Blackthorn flowers:

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The only species of hoverfly seen was Eristalis pertinax:

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The same as yet unidentified species of fly was present in much lower numbers than at Brookwood yesterday:
Upd: That’s a Leucophora sp. anthomyiid, a cleptoparasite of Andrena bees:

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Saw the first Orange-tip (Antocharis cardamines) this year!

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A Pine Ladybird (Exochomus quadripustulatus) was caught near a Gorse bush (no pines around):

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