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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Royal mint

There's a substantial margin of flowering water mint (Mentha aquatica) along the Mon and Brecon canal at South Sebastopol at the moment that's attracting a good variety of invertebrate interest. Common hoverflies along with other assorted diptera are augmented by a few butterflies. This clouded yellow was found along with a small copper and green veined white. Diptera of note included this Tachina fera.


  1. Morning.

    Think you may have Nowickia ferox there Steve. Very similar to T. fera.

    P.s. I regularly fail at Diptera, so i've probably got this wrong?

    Regards Chris...

    1. Thanks Chris I stand corrected. Hope things are good with you.


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