Saturday 19 July 2008

17 July 2008 - Work

Ribwort Plantain - A common plant of the roadside, perhaps not quite as amazing as the Greater Plantain of yesterday. I guess as kids we all picked these to make 'guns' out of them, so we're all familiar with the flowers.

Now I thought this was going to be an easy identification - it was big and having seen many before. I thought it was a hoverfly spp but now think it is probably a fly spp. I thought it had hornet-like features and now think I'm going mad!

And I don't know what this is either... With the rounded fins, etc, I am guessing that it is carp related. The orange eye was very 'orangey'.

1 comment:

Chris Kershaw said...

I reckon the hornet-like hoverfly is probably a Volucella zonaria - if not, then a closely related species.