3 Jul 18


An afternoon spent in the back garden and the main highlight was watching dozens of small hoverflies above the Cherry tree. In amongst them a few Marmalade Hoverflies (Episyrphus balteatus).

Also seen amongst the plants were Common Field Grasshoppers (Chorthippus brunneus), a Great Green Bush Cricket (Tettigonia viridissima), 2 Silver Y moths, a Large White, a 7-spot Ladybird and a Lacewing.

Here are a few images:

A Marmalade Hoverfly............

.........and my feeble attempt of one in flight

Lots of these small hoverflies in the garden with dozens flying above the cherry tree.

A Great Green Bush Cricket

And a Lacewing.