They may be very bad for horses but the bugs certainly love ragwort. These were just some of what I spotted on a small clump at the weekend.
In reply to PimperneBloke:
Butterfly maybe a Small Heath...just a thought...but am as bad at IDs as PB am afraid ...You should add them to the Butterflies and Moths thread for a more experienced ID
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
In reply to Linda257:
In reply to Mike Barker:
It's often interesting to see what different insects turn up to plants but Ragwort is doing well at the moment as many others have gone to seed so the insects are concentrating on what's left.
Mike Barker said:I'm pretty sure the happy couple are hover flies
I thought so at first sight, so I can see where you are coming from ... but they aren't. There is a small group of flies known as Thick-headed flies (Conopidae) and a closer look suggests these are from that family.
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