On 29th July, Joyce Pitt led Club members around this area of scrub, rough grassland and wetland. On the insect side, Lepidoptera, Odonata, Syrphidae and Orthoptera were numerous but the Hymenoptera were most impressive; several Shrill Carder and Brown-banded Carder bumblebees, the hairy legged mining bee Dasypoda hirtipes and the Beewolf Philanthus triangulum were all spotted along with 12 other species.

Higham Marshes Field Meeting

 

Text and photo supplied by Simon Springate.