August was a bit of wash out, but we did have a couple of sunny days which brought out the insects. This golden shimmering hoverfly, Xylota segnis for one.
The yellow rose was the sun lounger of choice for this hoverfly, one of the Eristalis family I believe.
The goldenrod is a regular favourite for the honeybees.
This bumblebee was having to get at the cyclamen upside down.
The bees decided to freshen up on the mint flowers.
The mint moths were inevitably to be found there too.
Also lurking in the mint was this green shield bug nymph.
The speckled wood butterfly decided the ivy was the best place to catch some much needed rays.