|Pink Flower (ID more than welcomed)|
I'm going to start with a disappointment, I spotted in the garden a jewel wasp (these are the small green and red wasps that are tiny), but unfortunately I didn't manage to get a photo, and it disappeared off into the mass of weeds pretty quickly, but I was really happy to see what is arguably one of the prettiest wasps in the world.
|Unknown Beetle - Great Holm, Milton Keynes|
I was lucky enough to see at least 3 species of hoverfly; Xanthogramma Pedissequum and a Sphaerophoria sp (see below) the 3rd was small and I didn't get a photo, but it is a common one whose name currently escapes me, as well as a couple of flies (green Bottle & another), some bees (Tree Bumblebee mainly) and a spider (again no ID) as well as the above unidentified beetle (presume some kind of flower beetle).
|Sphaerophoria Sp. (same as below) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes|
|Sphaerophoria Sp. (Full species ID appreciated) - Great Holm, Milton Keynes|
|Xanthogramma Pedissequum - Great Holm, Milton Keynes|
|Green Bottle sp? - Great Holm, Milton Keynes|
|FLy sp? - Great Holm, Milton Keynes|
|Spider sp? - Great Holm, Milton Keynes|
An Unexpected Moth or Two
Presumably having come in when the moth trap was on last night I spotted two moths in the garden, a Willow Beauty (my first of the year as it goes) and a stunning Buff Arches.It all just goes to show that a quick look in the garden can produce some wonderful species, you just have to get down and dirty with them.
|Willow Beauty - Great Holm, Milton Keynes|
|Buff Arches - Great Holm, Milton Keynes|
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