Colinton Dell was buzzing with bees today, even in the dull weather this morning. This wildflower meadow is just one of the places that was hosting significant numbers of bees
In among the bees there were also some other interesting insects. Some of the umbellifer plants were covered with these capsid bugs (Grypocoris stysi)
I also managed to get photos of three species of hoverflies, here's Myathropa florea
and here's a pellucid hoverfly (Volucella pellucens) with a bumble bee in the background
and here's a Epistrophe grossulariae
UK Hoverfly Group for helping me identify the hoverflies!
The buttercups are still looking lovely too