Flowers, fruits and flies

Lots of pink on the last day of July: rosebay willowherb and great willowherb, 

brambles,

bramble and bedstraw
bramble and bedstraw

buddleia,

red admiral
red admiral on buddleia

 

knapweed,

possibly anthophora plumipes
bumblebee (anthophora plumipes?) on knapweed

anad persicaria.

persicaria
pale persicaria

Hogweed provides food and shelter for numerous insects, including this bee-mimicking drone fly and a relative of the house fly called graphomyia.

These caterpillars emerging from their silky nest are larvae of the parsnip moth. Their usual host plant is wild parsnip but they also use hogweed.


Many plants are fruiting already.


honeysuckle
honeysuckle
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