A warm, mostly sunny day, +21° C. Been to Ashtead.
Rhagium mordax longhorn beetle:
Tenthredo ?temula sawfly:
Lots of Cauchas rufimitrella longhorn moths on Greater Stitchwort flowers, but very locally:
Both species of Cardinal beetles were present and quite common, but only got a good shot of the Red-headed one (Pyrochroa serraticornis):
Bishop’s Mitre shieldbug (Aelia acuminata):
Wasp Beetles (Clytus arietis) were common:
Some large ichneumon wasp (maybe Ephialtes):
Common Malachite beetle (Malachius bipustulatus):
Xysticus ulmi crab spider is so voracious, it even eats ladybirds!
A very purple Eurygaster testudinaria tortoise bug:
Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula):