Thursday, 30 April 2015

Alderfly and hailstones

A mixed lunchtime at Cullaloe with a good number of hovers on the flowering dandelions and a couple of Alderflies - one on the bridge and another fond on the car park ground, presumably two of many after an emergence. There was also another bee fly on the dandelions.

One of the flies was the first Rhingia campestris of the year, another Cheilosia pagana and a few Melanostoma-looking ones.

After a sunny 15 minutes the hail began to fall and it was game over.

Alderfly looking like stained glass window lead

A lot tamer than the larva!

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