I wandered around Blashford Lakes nature reserve with my macro photo gear in the hope of photographing a few insects on the Saturday just gone, the 30th March.
Similar to last year there is a plague of blue beetles, which I think are Agelastica alni (Alder leaf beetles).
A pair of them appeared to be fighting to be king of the castle
There was also a first new specie of beetle for me, a Rove Beetle, possibly the Othius punctulatus Rove Beetle.
The only other shot from the day was this St Mark’s Fly (Bibio marci)