Megachile willughbiella (Leaf-cutter bee)
Also going back to the 1st, on the local walk the Giant horsefly was a Large Marsh Horsefly. Also saw Shaggy furrow Bee (Lasioglossum villosulum), Wood-carving leaf-cutter (Megachile ligniseca), 2 solitary digger wasps (Cereeris arenaria) and (Lindenius panzeni). Also believe I saw Black-tailed Skimmer but didn't get a chance to photo it.
Small Cooper - child was just about to disturb it
A Gall perhaps unfortunately pics didn't come out well. This was
taken on the walk home.
Really fascinating but totally different if you don't have a expert with you.
Unfortunately my car won't start so I am limited to what I can do. However it meant I walked to work, so went early and took my camera. Got lots of interesting insects and have identified one that I am comfortable with.
Digger sand wasp - Ectemnius cephalotes
the markings on this all seem to add up to this species.
Got some other shots but will update later as want to try to add a few names to the photos if possible.
Hopefully get car running soon and then it's time to get some more birding done. Maybe some Stilts, Sandpipers and some seabirds. Hoping also to get a couple more new dragonflies.