"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A beetle and a fly to be identified!

Someone, somewhere, will probably be able to identify these two insects I saw today!
Thanks to James Emerson for a very prompt ID of both.

A beetle on a Yellow Flag flower behind the dunes at Old Hunstanton.
A Garden Chafer Phyllopertha horticola with an almost black thorax.

A pair of flies on a bramble flower at Ringstead Downs.
A Thick-headed Fly Sicus ferrugineus - an endoparasite of bumble bees

1 comment:

  1. The beetle is a Garden Chafer and the fly is Sicus ferrugineus.