Longhorn being stalked..
Wolf spider, Longhorn Confrontation..
Another member of the Longhorn family is the Strangalia Maculata. Found along the Roman road, this lovely Beetle was flying between flower heads. It's black and Yellow striped antennae are not quite so impressive as it's cousin's but a beautiful insect nonetheless.
The third family member is the Wasp Beetle or Clytus Arietis. It is a fantastic Wasp mimic it can often be seen scurrying along tree branches and logs waving its antennae.
Another Beetle to look out for is the electric green coloured Oedemera Nobilis. It can be found mostly feeding on nectar in Buttercup flower heads. The swollen thighs on its hind legs are a good identification feature.
Another unusual sighting was a rather fat Scorpion fly gorging itself on food stolen from a Spiders web. In the photo you can clearly see the tail, that gives this insect its name. When threatened it will wave its tail in the air. It feeds on dead animal matter and rotting vegetation.
This order of flies hold their wings straight along their backs often covering up a very colourful body.
Large hover or Bee fly..
Cricket with snail shell..
Four Spotted Chaser..
Red Eyed Damselfly caught in Spiders Web..
Upside down, Huge Drinker Moth Caterpillar..
Drinker Moth clasp, holding on..
Garden Tiger moth Caterpillar..
Burnet Companion Moth..
Silver Ground Carpet Moth..
Reed Bunting showing tail..