Hoverfly sp - Edit - Eristlis sp - possibly E. arbustorum, on Hemp Agrimony - thanks to Neil for all the identifications - hugely appreciated!
A brief walk on Orcombe produced 1 Willow Warbler and a fly-over Ringed Plover. Nearby there was a single Turnstone on Maer Rocks and at least 13 Sandwich Terns were offshore with a Common Tern.
Counts off Mudbank produced 40 Mallard and 37 Whimbrel. Otherwise - an hour spent mooching around the edge of Blackhill Quarry, this afternoon, served to highlight how poor I am at identifying invertebrates. Some flowers got me scratching my head too...
Grayling - above and below.
I thought I'd be able to identify this bee quite easily. Edit - Common Mourning Bee Melecta albifrons - a cuckoo of Hairy-footed Flower Bee (thanks again to Neil).
Green Leafhopper Cicadella viridis.
Hemp Agrimony - close-up.
So many questions Matt! Starting from the top your hoverfly is an Eristalis sp, I suspect E. arbustorum but would need to see the face to be sure.ReplyDelete
Agree with Sticky Groundsel.
The black & white bee is Melecta albifrons. Surprised to see this still going as it's a cuckoo of the Hairy-footed Flower Bee, Anthophora plumipes which here at least is long over.
Agree with Field & Mottled Grasshopper. The leafhopper below is Cicadella viridis.
Is your Scarce Chaser not a Black-tailed Skimmer? No sign of any dark wing bases.
Believe the grasshopper below the Wood Sage is another Field- the thorax is very hairy below.
Sadly I'm isolating atm, though I'm fine with no symptoms, so garden wildlife spotting. Hummingbird Hawkmoth a couple of days was a highlight as was watching a Hobby go into a dive early this morning. Freedom should return Wednesday!All the best.
Magic - thanks Neil! Thought dragon had blue eyes but obviously didn't look hard enough at it! So sorry to hear you're isolating - must be so frustrating! Enjoy getting back out on Wednesday. Thanks again and all the best. MattReplyDelete