May 24th continued......
Common Malachite Beetle Hickling's workforce Four-spotted Chaser Azure Damselfly Red and Black Froghopper
First Norfolk Hawkers at Filby......
A visit to Filby (27th) included overcast conditions, showers and bright spells, so although difficult to locate insects at times the visit was more than worthwhile.
Blue-tailed Damselflies were quite numerous with many forms of immature females, whilst small numbers of Variable and single Azure and Red-eyed Damselflies were also seen. However, as in 2018 around this time Tetragnatha spiders (possibly T. montana) were also abundant and there were quite a few damselfly casualties.
After waiting for a shower to pass over, another walk along the path to Ormesby Little Broad, at last found some Norfolk Hawkers, with two lots of two perching within a short distance of each other.
A Green Nettle Weevil Phyllobius pomaceus, the fly Tachina fera and both hoverflies Volucella pellucens (Great Pied Hoverfly) and Myathropa florea (aka ‘Batman’) were also of interest.
Several Common Terns and Great Crested Grebes were on the broad and what appeared to be a pair of Bullfinches with a juvenile, constantly flying back and forth across the path, to the trees either side were good to see.
'Batman' Hoverfly Blue-tailed Damselflies
Blue-tailed Damselflies Red-eyed Damselfly Green Nettle Weevil Tetragnatha with Blue tail Damsel
Great Pied Hoverfly Tetragnatha sp. Tachinia fera