Lurking in the hills out near Oxford since 2009.
Some great photos on this thread - clearly need to invest in a better lens.
Anyway, saw this longhorn beetle (Stenocorus meriduanus) the other weekend.
and this a Common Darter
Saw lots of dragonflies and damselflies today. This one is a Four-spotted Chaser
Looks like it.
Naturespot is a good site with some useful species descriptions and photos (although it's focus is on wildlife in Leicestershire). Some of thier photos look v similar to yours.
and although it's not exhaustive, the NBN Atlas gives a good sense of where a species has been seen - ideally you should have seen your Campyloneura vigula near one of the existing clusters of records for this species (if not, you could register with iRecord and add your observation)
and this one is Leucozona lucorum (covered in pollen - one of the bee mimics)
this one is Heliophilus pendulus
I've been trying to photo hoverflies recently. Really smart creatures. This one is Rhingia rostrata
I don't think it's likely to be a Shield bug, it's much too dainty. More likely one of the Mirid of Capsid Bugs. You really need a better close-up photo for an id, but see if you can recognise it in here https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/gallery/heteroptera/Miridae/miridae.html
Not the best customer feedback on social media platforms this eve for sure
Free livestream here due to a mess up with secure ticketing leaves most outside the virtual fence (Idles worth a watch at the start of the stream if you've had enough of Eurovision)
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