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It appears my identification of the solitary wasp was incorrect and actually not a wasp at all but a type of Sphecodes bee species! Often called Blood Bees according to Wikipedia. Many thanks to Andy Bisset for educating me !

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Walk from Bridgewater Canal bridge along R. Bollin to A56 and back:

Butterflies:
Highlight for me was finding a number of Purple Hairstreak Butterflies in oak trees on the edge of the park wall. Its years since Ive seen this species!
Meadow Brown - lots
Gatekeeper
Comma
Red Admiral
Small Tortoishell

Dragons & Damsels:
Large numbers of Banded Demoiselles- fantastic to see
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly
3 Black-tailed Skimmer- on canal

Other insects:
1 Hornet
A small colony of a solitary wasps which, after a bit of research, I think Ive identified as Astata boops. But open to more expert opinion.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 2nd of July 2018 10:12:57 PM

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At least 2 male migrant  hawkers this pm on the bollin plus male common darter and an overmature female 



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river bollin yesterday(18th) at 1500 hours

black tailed skimmer

abundant banded demoiselle 

common blue damselfly

small copper butterfly

common green grasshopper and possible field grasshopper

picture of a female banded demoiselle 



-- Edited by Chris Shaw on Wednesday 19th of July 2017 10:52:48 AM



-- Edited by Chris Shaw on Wednesday 19th of July 2017 10:58:20 AM

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River bollin near the oxbows last week.

emerald, blue tailed and common blue damselfly

banded demoiselle

common green grasshopper

southern hawker near the obelisk



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Phyllobrotica quadrimaculata Skullcap Leaf Beetle

Red-eyed Damselfly



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A very sad sight this morning at 8.15am of a freshly dead Badger lying in the middle of the road in Dunham Woodhouses no

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