For eg: x4 Ophion, x3 craneflies, other tiny bits
A tiny fly and another Psallus sp. that I ignored.
Some bits I pointed the camera at:
This has to be a dark/odd Cantharis figurata ..
I think another Psallus sp. - not sure
Philodromus dispar - male
Microchrysa polita again
No idea wasp - but wing irridesence cool!
The rest of the day was bizarre weather for gone mid-May. Really strong blustery winds all day, and stong sunny spells mixed instantaneously with cloudy spells. I spent and our or so in the garden in the afternoon, and quickly ascertained that the only things I might be able to successfully point the camera at was diptera. And then the only successful shots were mainly of flies that were sat very low on a hard surface. Or hedgehog shit. These are for aesthetic purposes only.
I tried a couple of shots of flies on leaves a bit higher up, including this one ...
It looked vaguely interesting, but not sharply in focus. So I decided net and pot it and also netted a couple of other flies. This evening I've managed to get an ID from Chris Raper after posting some shots of it pinned. It's a tachinid, Epicampocera succincta.
The line of fine parafacial hairs between the eye and facial ridge are apparently key to separating Empicampocera spp. from Pales spp., and the black club-shaped palps are good for E. succincta. Excellent. I've got a couple of Sarcophagids pinned for another day too.