Bookham Common

A warm day that started out sunny but became cloudy in the afternoon, +19° C. Been to Bookham.

A local Brachypalpus laphriformis hoverfly, one of those that breed in rotting wood. It was last recorded at Bookham in 1953:


Gastrophysa viridula dock leaf beetles:


Some Cheilosia sp. hoverfly:


Aphthona nonstriata leaf beetles were common on Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus):


Surprisingly few insects seen!



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