Monday
Oct202014

Another Hoverfly

A female Sphaerophoria sp (Diptera: Syrphidae).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2012-05-27.

Sunday
Oct192014

Hoverfly

From last year: a female Meliscaeva cinctella (Diptera: Syrphidae).

taken above Hutton Village, near Guisborough, North Yorkshire, UK, on 2013-09-12.

Saturday
Oct182014

Moth


From late summer: a rather faded Pyrausta aurata (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).

Photos taken in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2014-08-27.

Friday
Oct172014

Toad

From last year: a common toad, Bufo bufo.

Photo taken on Upper Redlands Road, Reading, UK, on 2013-07-20.

Thursday
Oct162014

Parasite Wasp

What I think is a Braconid wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on  a leaf mine on dock (Rumex sp).  The wasp is probably laying an egg on the fly larva that made the mine. 

For a wasp that hatched out of a dock leaf I collected the same day, see here.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-06-23.