Saturday, 30 July 2016

Waun-y-Gilfach, Llangynwyd

A somewhat brighter day today, reflected in the increase of hoverfly species which totalled 31 species. An even brighter day forecast for tomorrow. Plenty of other insects including new for the valley Rhagio lineola [Small Fleck-winged Snipefly].

 Dasysyrphus albostriatus
 Platycheirus rosarum
 Rhingia campestris
 Sericomyia silentis
 Syrphus vitripennis - checked in hand under magnification
 Rhagio lineola [Small Fleck-winged Snipefly] - new for valley
Tree Wasp - facial pattern diagnostic

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