Monday
May252015

Conopid Fly

A Conops vesicularis (Diptera: Conopidae).  The larvae are parasites of bees while the adults, judging from their yellow-brown colour, are hornet mimics.

Specimen taken at Balmer Lawn, Brockenhurst, UK, on 2015-05-16.

Thursday
May212015

Horses

New forest ponies (Equus ferus caballus).

Photo taken on Balmer Lawn, Brockenhurst, UK, on 2015-05-16.

Friday
May082015

Longhorn Moth

A male Adela reaumurella (Lepidoptera: Adelidae).

Photo taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-05-03.

Friday
May012015

Tephritid Fly

A male Urophora cardui (Diptera: Tephritidae) that emerged on 2015-04-27 from the following thistle galls that I had collected in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2015-03-22:

Saturday
Apr182015

Anthomyiid Fly

What I think is a male Leucophora sp (Diptera: Anthomyiidae).

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-04-11.