This evening I decided to have a wander along the road near by house and explore the insects that were present in the hedgerows and verges. With the sun shining there were a nice selection of insects on the wing. An intriguing fly caught my attention as it seemed ever present along the roadside (perhaps testament to the agriculture landscape. The fly was of course Scathophaga stercoraria, otherwise known as the Common Yellow Dung Fly!
The next fly that caught my eye was a rather beautiful small Hoverfly; the species was Episyrphus balteatus also known as the Marmalade Hoverfly!
A couple of day flying moths were present, including the migrant Silver-Y and the micro Nettle-tap Moth.
Bumblebees, were present in larger numbers than I had seen for a while.
Just goes to show, what we have on our doorstep!