The heavy rain over the last week has taken its toll on the Hemlock Water Droplet patch in the woods, with 50% of the plants damaged or destroyed. Nevertheless I had 22 species of hoverfly with Dasysyrphus albostriatus and Riponnensia splendens being my first of the year. Only other insect of note was a longhorn beetle Rhagium mordax although my shot is a little out of focus. Good numbers of P. conwagana [ Tortrix moth] out today.
longhorn beetle Rhagium mordax
Riponnensia splendens face shot showing extensive grey on the face, which separates it from the closely associated Orthonevra family.