I noticed this Leafhopper sitting trying to dry out on a nettle leaf. I managed to get stung but also managed a side view. I really want a front view but it hopped away and once they hop they are almost impossible to find again. I think this is a Common Froghopper; Philaenus spumaris.
Dozens of Harvestmen about but I failed as always to get a good shot. I really want a side or front view as they have this cracking turret on top of their abdomen which they keep their eyes in it’s called an ocularium, wonderful word. I also failed to find one with a full compliment of limbs. They seem to be a little blasé or cavalier in their attitude to legs.
The bracken is almost ready to spore and if I remember I’ll ask it nicely for a spore print.
A couple of Hoverflies to finish with today. I forgot to write down what they were and can’t tell from this angle. The tongue on the second one is brilliant. I never realised that they had hairy tongues.
That’s all for today, enjoy the week.