Tipula fascipennis - female
Tipula fascipennis - male
Tipula fascipennis - pair in cop
There were also a lot of Limonia phragmitidis about but I failed to get a decent shot. Very few beetles and bugs noted, but I did find a distinctive small one - Anaspis maculata - which escaped somewhere in the house before I could get a photo. Otherwise I found these ..
Agriotes sputator - many thanks to Mark Telfer
You'll have to trust me on this one, but the following shot is 100% genuine - no coaxing of the subjects to sit where I wanted them. I just went over to check a clump of White Campion and found these two sat side by side on the same flower.
Orange-tip (female) and Green-veined White
I've taken to looking at and under fallen rotting logs whilst out on these forays just lately, and this walk proved unexpectedly productive. I found this underneath one - a very common species to light but the first time I have seen the larva ..
Meanwhile I found this growing on the end of another log ..
Here's some random stuff to close the post.
Aceria macrorhynchus - gall mite on Sycamore
?? Which Spider ??