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:

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Gastrophysa viridula dock leaf beetles:

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Some Cheilosia sp. hoverfly:

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

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Surprisingly few insects seen!

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