In reply to WendyBartter:
They look a bit like a species similar to St. Mark's fly, I think.
I must have forgot to put these up from end of August. You know when you're walking in the woods and you get loads of little gems hovering in the dappled sunlight.
I forgot to get an ID photo so I'm not sure which species of hoverfly they are. One of the Syrphini I imagine.
I don't normally see many Shieldbugs, but found loads all in one place the other day. An adult Hairy Shieldbug next to a nymph of a Common Green.
This is another nymph Shieldbug and might also be a Common Green ... maybe.
Shiny Flies in Swanage
1st Shieldbug I recall seeing, flew into the inside of French door whilst it was open..... made a THUD, so it was certainly motoring!
In reply to PimperneBloke:
PimperneBloke said:made a THUD, so it was certainly motoring!
You're lucky it landed the right way up. Half the time they don't even manage that and, if they fall to a hard surface, it takes them 10 minutes of noisily flapping about trying to turn themselves over. Possibly one of the clumsiest insects there is!!
Hi, found this Hornet Mimic Hoverfly on the damp grass this morning, about an inch long
Climbing up a blade of grass
I should have picked it up using a green leaf to show its spread wings more clearly! It flew off after this scap.
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In reply to Nigel O:
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