Garden Insects: Adur Valley
the sun struggled to come out, so did the flying insects: hoverflies
(at least four species) and butterflies
(just two, the Holly Blue
and the Large White)
in their dozens and scores, with bumblebees
(three species), ladybirds (one species) and a few wasps as well.
the time of writing all the hoverflies have not been positively identified,
but the following three were definites: the Marmalade
balteatus, Syrphus possibly
vitripennis ?, Eupeodes corollae,
at least one much smaller species.
image is not Meliscaeva auricollis.
identification has been corrected to Platycheirus
albimanus by David
Iliff on UK
small yellow 14-spot Ladybird,
quattuordecimpunctata, flew away rapidly when disturbed.
bumblebees were the Buff-tailed Bumblebee,
lapidarius, and the Common
Carder Bee, Bombus
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