The original idea for this post was to catalogue each flower species encountered on a walk around the neighbourhood in early autumn. Happily, I also managed to record some of the insect visitors to the aforesaid plants. The (surprisingly diverse) results are presented below in a fairly random order. Unfortunately, I’m no botanist and most of the flora identities remain an attractive mystery to me. I’ll update the captions as my knowledge improves.
Male common blue. What a stunner, seriously.
Very battered female common blue
Large wall brown, living up to its name
Striped shield bug — a true “bug” in the zoological sense
Attractive hover fly
Common carder (bumble)bee