Saturday, 20 June
This morning, I had an online conversation, in the Facebook group UK Hoverflies about how few hoverflies we have been seeing recently. Until today, I had been assuming it was just me seeing so few of these insects. So I decided to keep my eyes peeled for insect life throughout the day.
On the way back from the town, I went through the Hempstead Fields nature reserve.
|Hemlock water dropwort - alive with honey bees.|
Back at home, I had some clearing up to do in the garden and looked out for insects. There was one early and a few white-tailed bumblebees. There were also 3 honeybees on the borage. I had another look round and found a distinctive black and yellow sawfly on a rose bush.
|Sawfly - probably Allantus cingulatus|
|Hawthorn shield bug.|