A walk along woodland between road and opencast produced some interesting species of flies and hovers, after checking every Rhingia campestris over the years for the rarer rostrata i eventually come across one here to my delight. Also i came across a new hoverfly for the valley and a lifer for myself in Criohina berberina, although i was unable to get a photograph as proof so i wont be adding it to valley list until i can get photographic evidence, so hopefully another visit on another day one may show up.Also..........
not sure on this one but i believe it to be the rare hybomitra distinguenda yellow horned levels horsefly waiting for it to be confirmed
Chrysops viduatus square spot deerfly
Parhelophilus species a hint of tubercule hair present but not enough to convince the experts
tree bumble bee ? Bombus hypnorum