A warm, sunny day, +22° C. Been to the city park.
Centrotus cornutus treehoppers:
I was very surprised to see numerous Speckled Woods (Pararge aegeria), I’ve never seen them in Zhukovsky! In fact, in Moscow region this butterfly used to be mostly confined to the North and West of the region, while Zhukovsky is in the Centre/South-East. But today it was the commonest species of butterfly!
The hyperparasitoid Hemipenthes morio bee fly:
Lewes Wave (Scopula immorata) is very common in Moscow region:
A vacated cocoon of a Cimbicid sawfly. I found it on Bird Cherry (Prunus padus):
Tipula ?vernalis cranefly:
Saw a couple of interesting hoverflies. One was a furry ginger Criorhina-like thing, but escaped photography or capture. The other one was also large, and I could only take a mugshot:
Spiraea media is in full bloom now, with hundreds of Rose Chafers Cetonia aurata on its flowers:
Russian Broom (Chamaecytizus ruthenicus) is also in its full glory:
Russian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica). It is a bush, rather than a climber:
Found a patch of Orpine (Hylotelephium sp.):