Despite the stiff breeze there were plenty of butterflies about. Mainly Meadow Browns and Speckled Woods. There were a few Common Blues and Large Skippers, which proved difficult to photograph, plus 2 Dingy Skippers.
I came across a couple of Burnet Companions Moths, my first Six-spot Burnet Moths of the year and a Silver-Y.
A few hoverflies about, though not many were settling, just the one Mimic Bee Hoverfly (Volucella bombylans), normally I come across Volucella plumata.
There were a few Swollen-thighed Beetles and what looks like a Noon Fly but isn't. There was also another fly to ID and I'm sure I came across a Black-horned Gems (Microchrysa polita), but there again could have been a Green Gem (Microchrysa flavicornis). Two to check.
Here are a few images:
A Six-spot Burnet moth (Zygaena filipendulae), with quite a few on the wing...................
Mimic Bee Hoverfly (Volucella bombylans)