Beautiful DemoiselleFemale Beautiful Demoiselle damselflies have browner wings than the more vibrantly coloured males, but are still delicately lovely. They’ll be on the wing from now until the early autumn.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Brassica bugLook out for gorgeous little Brassica Bugs on crucifer species, such as Scurvy-grass or Garlic Mustard.
Photo: Sally Luker

There are many species of hoverfly in the UK. While most are known only by their scientific name, this one is distinguished by having a common name of its own.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Chrysotoxum elegansThe striking and nationally scarce hoverfly Chrysotoxum elegans is often found near the coasts of south-west England and southern Wales. Poltesco is a good place to look for it.
Photo: Andy Pay

Common Crab Spider (photo by Amanda Scott)This little crab spider was spotted scuttling across the beach at Church Cove, near Gunwalloe.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

 

 

Common DarterThe Common Darter is one of our latest-flying dragonflies: it is on the wing into October, and even November in warmer autumns.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Crab spiderLook on white and yellow flowerheads to see if you can spot a female Crab Spider – the camouflage is very good, so you’ll need to search carefully.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Dasysyrphus albostriatusSpring and summer usher in hoverflies - there are so many species that only a handful have common names.
Photo: Andy Pay