Lots of winged insects about the garden and house at the moment.
A small Cranefly on the kitchen window.
One sunny day there were three Common Darter Dragonflies around the garden pond. All were males. One stayed for several hours and chased away any others which dared to make an appearance.
There continue to be Blue-tailed Damsel Flies from time to time which are still breeding.
I have a wasp nest under my front hedge so I don't hang about there. Occasionally one strays indoors where my rule is 'The only good wasp is a dead one'.
Also found dead in the kitchen was this which was about 6mm long.
Probably an ichneumon wasp though no idea which.
Back outdoors found several Greenbottles
and this black bee.
Not sure what type it is - a miner bee maybe.
Finally there were plenty of hoverflies doing their best to thwart me snapping one in flight.
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