Thursday, 19 September 2013


1 Spotted flycatcher, 1 blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, swallow, house martin, stonechat

Mesembrina meridiana
This is a species of fly sometimes known as noon fly, it is widespread and quite common between late April and October it can be ID by its orange colouration on base of the wings feet and face.

Helophilus pendulus (female)
It's scentific name means dangling sun-lover, it is the commonest of the helophilus species. Like other members of the genus helophilus it has black and yellow longitudinal stripes on the upper surface of it's thorax. The abdomen is patterned with yellow black and grey and for this reason it is sometimes called the footballer.

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