A few minutes later, above a rotten log on a mayweed flower, where these things like to hand about, was the louse fly Rhinophora lepida. The only other louse fly I've seen was also above a rotten log on the shore edge - plenty of victims to be had! On NBN this species is southern only, but the draft key intriguingly says distribution is "north to Fife".
A bonus from yesterday was a grass, pre-identified by the local woodland group, which I just had to go and see. I need to hook up with whoever ID'd it so they can show me the 20 others I don't have yet.
|Phasia hemiptera female|
|743||Rinodina sophodes||A lichen|
|744||Phasia hemiptera||A tachinid fly|
|745||Rhinophora lepida||A louse fly|
|747||Phleum bertolonii||Smaller Cat's-tail|