20th April


Original Hedgerow. Mostly sunny, but still cool and windy. No butterflies, but plenty of other insects in evidence - it's amazing what a little bit of sun can do.
Firstly, a (male) copper-coloured hoverfly on a Dandelion. Melanostoma scalare.


This is another male hoverfly - Eristalis intricarius - sitting on Celandine leaves.



I was trying for a picture of a ladybird when I spotted this tiny beetle on the Cow Parsley. It's about 4mm long.





Those of you who know Chickweed will know the size of this flower. It's about 5 mm across.

Lastly for today, another in my series of insect's-eye views: This time of the Lesser Celandine.

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