Another lovely evening and great to see a few Ivy Bees (Colletes hederae) on the Ivy in Penns Weare Here. Also on the same Ivy 20+ Common Wasps and a couple of Dead Head Flies (Myathropa florea).
Also seen, a couple of Bloody-nosed Beetles, a Common Blue butterfly along the Mermaid track and a Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus). At the top of Penn's Wood an adult Harlequin Ladybird, 2 Larvae and a pupae.
Here are a few images from this evening.
A Common Blue butterfly. The only butterfly seen this evening.
An Ivy Bee.
A small bee which only appears between September and November.
Almost wasp-like in appearance but.........
......compared to this Common Wasp the difference between them is quite obvious.
A Dead Head Fly (Myathropa florea).
One of two Bloody-nosed Beetles found this evening, both on Penns Weare.
A Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus). A lot heard but this was the only one seen.
A Common Carder bee on a buddleia in the grounds of St Andrew's Church
An adult Harlequin Ladybird......
...........and a larvae........
This though is the pupae.
Plants today this is Blackthorn. also known as Sloe
And here are the seeds known as Ash keys
Overhead this afternoon a small flock of House Martins heading south. Also about a Chiffchaff calling from the end of the back garden.