The joy of Autumn


Our Autumn Joy is in full flower now and the insects are taking full advantage. This is an excellent plant at a time of year when other flowers have faded. It has been covered in butterflies, bees, flies, leatherbugs and wasps all utilising its late summer bounty.

 

Small tortoiseshell

 

Comma and small tortoiseshell

 

Red admiral

 

Meadow brown with hoverflies

 

Pair of meadow browns with hoverfly

 

Sweat bee

 

Another species of sweat bee

 

Leatherbug

 

Yellow dung fly

 

Greenbottle fly

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