A sunny, warm day, +24° C. Been to South Norwood.
Got another Agapanthia villosoviridescens on exactly the same spot as last year:
A tachinid awaiting ID:
A hot, sunny day, +26° C.
Went to South Norwood Country Park to check out the flowering Hogweeds and try to catch the Cydia medicaginis tort for a photoshoot.
I guess I should have come earlier in the year for the latter, as the only one I got was already tattered. In any case, not much around at all 😦
Nemophora fasciella longhorn moth, quite a rare and local species:
Platystoma seminationis fly was not infrequent on Hogweeds:
A rather hot, sunny day, +27° C. Went to South Norwood Country Park in South London.
Got an Agapanthia villosoviridescens longhorn beetle, which was listed only as a possible in the checklist of Surrey beetles (Denton, 2005), because of records in neighbouring vice-counties. I’ll need to inquire upon its current Surrey status:
Been to this urban nature reserve in outer London. The place seems to be well managed, providing a good meadow habitat for all sorts of wildlife at what used to be a sewage farm.
Nettle-taps (Anthophila fabriciana) are out and about: