The Trichosirocalus troglodytes I liked a lot, especially the front of the pronotum which is elevated like a Galapagos turtle, and probably for the same reason.
But when I went to tick off Liophloeus tessulatus on my county beetle list that's when something interesting happened. What I thought was a routine find, having seen other people post pics of them before, turned out to be not only new for the county but also the most northerly record in Britain (normal NBN caveats apply).
A couple of easy species were added this morning and a good few more were taken for examination, including another tachinid and my first soldierfly of the year
|Liophloeus tessulatus on NBN
|Trichosirocalus troglodytes with "collar"
|A lesser house fly