Saturday
Jun202015

Soldier Fly

A male Oplodontha viridula (Diptera: Stratiomyidae).

Specimen taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-06-19.

Monday
Jun082015

Moth

A Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), one of several dozen that I saw swarming on the leaves of ash and horse chestnut trees alongside the path on my walk on Saturday.

Photo taken in Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK on 2015-06-06.

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.