Few photos here of some of the species that we discovered by beating trees and sweep netting the longer grass areas.
|Black and Yellow longhorn beetle: Rutpela maculata|
|Honey bee: Apis mellifera on bramble flower|
|Marmalade fly. A species of hover fly Episyrphus balteatus|
|Volucella pellucens: larger hoverfly|
|Head on with a Volucella pellucens|
|Another marmalade hoverfly|
|Pair of mating ringlet butterflies|
|Probable newly emerged Miris striatus bug|
|Probably hoverfly Syrphus torvus|
|Meadow brown butterfly|
|Common Pollen beetle: Meligethes aeneus|
|House fly: Musca domestica|
|Flesh fly: Sarcophaga carnaria|
Of particular note were:
blackcap and whitethroat singing.
Roesels bush cricket, a first for this habitat
Large numbers of Meadow brown butterflies.
In total, well in excess of 70 insect species were noted, including a few moths that are either day flying or ones disturbed from their roost, such as Blastodacna hellerella.