Lonicera nitida and Insects

The Lonicera nitida (Wilson’s Honeysuckle) at Dunvegan is now in flower:


Lonicera nitida (Wilson’s Honeysuckle)

At home I have spoilt my record of one per year by finding another two-banded longhorn beetle (Rhagium bifasciatum) this morning. I am also getting a lot of this cranefly, Tipula vittata, which was thought to be scarce on the west but seven of the 25 crane flies I have caught this year are this.

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Tipula vittata

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