I only had time for a quick insect walk at the patch today, so with TS in tow it was off to Butts Lane first.
On first inspection things were fairly quiet with not many butterflies on the wing but by the time we completed our walk we had recorded 2 Meadow Browns, 4 Large Skippers, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 ♀ Common Blue and 2 Small Whites. The only day-flying moths of note were 2 Cinnabar Moths.
A ♀ Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly was seen along Butts Lane, as were 4 Blue-tailed Damselflies (including one ♀ of the form rufescens). Also of inerest was a Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) and a Scorpian Fly (Panorpa communis) that was seen feeding on the remains of a Garden Chafer.
From Butts lane we popped to Heath Lane where a number of 2-Spot Ladybirds and Harlequin Ladybirds were seen. There were also good numbers of 7-Spot Ladybird Larvae present. An Orange Tip butterfly larvae was also seen.
Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens)
Scorpian Fly (Panorpa communis)
Blue-tailed Damselfly (♂)
Blue-tailed Damselfly - ♀ form rufescens
7-spot Ladybird Larvae
Meadow Brown (♂)