I made 2 quick visits to Moor Copse this weekend – the first was in light drizzle and the second was in full sun. On both visits I concentrated on visiting the Hogweeds that grow along the margins of the main wet meadow.
Diptera: Stratiomys potamida was seen on both days, along with Phasia obesa (male & female), Tachina fera, Phasia hemiptera (male), Exorista cf. rustica, Solieria sp., Eristalinus sepulchralis, Macquartia grisea(?), and Thelaira nigripes. There were also many annoying Haematopota sp. and Chrysops sp. in the wetter parts of the meadow.
Butterflies: Peacock, Red Admiral, Comma, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Large White, Small Copper, Large Skipper, Small/Essex Skipper.