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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Originally Posted by Harold Gough View Post
Alderfly. They are usually Sialis lutaria.

Based on its foraging on fruit blossom and its abdomen, I think the bee is Andrena caratonica the Communal mining bee.

The yellow lichen is Xanthoria parietina.

Harold
Thank you Harold. As usual, very comprehensive IDs. I will never get the hang of bees, so I will stick to butterflies.

There were very few flies, a few Hawthorn flies and a couple of drones but as you said previously it looks very thin.
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