Thursday
Jul292010

Tachinid Fly

From back in May: Tachina fera (Diptera: Tachinidae).  Compare with Nowickia ferox, which is similar but has black legs.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2010-05-18 and 2010-05-23, respectively.

Wednesday
Jul282010

Six-Spot Burnet Moths

Six-spot burnet moths, Zygaena filipendulae (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) mating.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2010-07-04.

Tuesday
Jul272010

Sawfly

A figwort sawfly, Tenthredo scrophulariae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae).  Easily recognizable by its orange antennae.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2010-07-20.

Monday
Jul262010

Tachinid Fly

A rather imposing Tachinid fly.  Probably Nowickia ferox (Diptera: Tachinidae).  Similar to Tachina fera but with black legs and black antennae.

Photos taken in The Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2010-07-20.

Sunday
Jul252010

Dung Fly

A dung fly of genus Scathophaga, probably Scathophaga stercoraria (Diptera: Scathophagidae).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2010-06-06.