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12:29PM

Hemp Agrimony

This plant is another crowd pleaser in the insect world, the clumps growing around the viewpoint and along the footpath were covered in butterflies and hoverflies this morning. The magnifcent hoverfly Volucella zonaria (a harmless hornet mimic) topped the bill amongst 12 species of hoverfly, while at least 18 Peacock, 9 Small Tortoiseshell and 8 Red Admiral were busy feeding. Also of note the late summer dragonfly species such as Brown Hawker and Migrant Hawker were around in good numbers, especially Brown Hawker, this species is never abundant at Castle Water but there must have been 12 individuals around the hide and the viewpoint.

Hornet mimic V. zonaria on Hemp Agrimony

 Red Admiral

 

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