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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A hot day in mid March.
Today was 12-14 C around lunchtime, several Small Tortoise butterflies flew around and on a flowering Willow on a sheltered bank plenty of insects were taking advantage of free pollen.3 bee species and 4 fly species made the most of the opportunity.
Queen Bombus terrestris
This bees pollen sacs were full.
This might be Cheilosia grossa a hoverfly.
A Dung fly
A Flesh fly.
The Dock beetle (Gastrophysa viridula) a lot of these were in evidence too,this is a female with a swollen abdomen.