Anyway ... the second , which is new for the county at least, and possibly new to Scotland, is the soldierfly Chorisops nagatomii. Both species of the genus are southerly in distribution but nagatomii is a late summer species and in all references consulted so far has no Scottish records. Once I establish the species ID is good I'll cross check to see if someone else has pipped me to the post. (An aside on this is that I didn't realise it was anything interesting until I got it under the microscope. No voucher, no record!)
|yellow humeri and posterior calli are key to the, erm, key
And how about something truly beautiful? Coniophora puteana. Lovely.
|A Soldier Fly
|A tephritid fly
|A Linyphiid spider
|A Bibionid fly
|A tachinid fly