Monday, 27 April 2015
walk around Parc Slip
Spent a pleasant few hours wandering around Parc Slip this morning. Saw my first damselfly of the year - a Large Red Damselfly - and a number of bumblebees and Honey Bees. Lots of wildflowers on show attracting lots of bugs - mainly hoverflies. Identified Eristalis tenax and E. pertinax and a very nice Volucella pellucens but not sure about the Parasyrphus punctulatus.
Parasyrphus punctulatus ?
Also saw what I believe to be a Face Fly, Musca autumnalis (new for me)
and my first Large Bee Fly