Wimbledon Common

A sunny but windy day, +12° C. Been to Wimbledon Common.

Adela cuprella longhorn moths are flying among flowering sallows:

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At last found Tachina ursina! I’ve been checking Sallow blossoms all the time without seeing one. But finally got successful today!
Upd: These are actually T. lurida!

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Plenty of those bees on Sallows, still to be identified:

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Anthophora plumipes female, one of the most skittish bees I know, really hard to shoot:

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Otherwise, usual stuff. Andrena haemorrhoa female:

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Could this be its male?

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Andrena cineraria fly in truckloads! In fact, males seeking females make it hard to shoot other bees, as they try to grab anything that looks like a bee!

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Female:

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Lots of cuckoo bees. This could be Nomada goodeniana:

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N. flava, perhaps:

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One of the red species:

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Other Andrena spp.:

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A. nitida:

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Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis):

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Birch Catkin Bug (Kleidocerys resedae):

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Lypha dubia are numerous:

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Epistrophe eligans:

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Eupeodes sp.:

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Oak starts to flower:

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2 thoughts on “Wimbledon Common

  1. Lisa Mann

    Not sure what was the golden (and I mean golden!) flying insect (with black sides and underneath?)…cannot find on Images anywhere! The girls and I were walking along the path by the necropolis cemetery and allotments and by the secret door (gate) when this beautiful little golden insect settled on our blonde/golden haired girl. We admired and then very carefully, using my spectacle glass tried to lift it up..and it flew away! Aah! Wonder if you might know what it might be???

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