Yesterday I visited Bloody Oaks Quarry, which as usual proved a haven for butterflies including double figures of Silver-washed Fritillary. Amongst others, I also saw Brown Argus and Small Heath.
This Black-striped Longhorn Beetle was the second I have seen at this site – the other was in 2015.
Other notable butterflies seen locally over the past week have included White-letter Hairstreak and Holly Blue.
I’m unsure about the local status of Giant Woodwasp – this one in Oakham – can anyone advise? Note its size in relation to the brick!