Amazingly I found my 5th new hover fly for the month yesterday - 30th species of May. I can't wait to see what else might show up. There's a preponderance of new things for me associated with wetlands and alders, which reflects where I haven't been (I'm also looking forward to working a conifer area, where I also haven't really been!). Eumerus funeralis is my 88th hover out of a county fauna of 124 (70%) so to add 5 new species in one month is way beyond expectations.
I'm expecting to finish tonigh on circa 875, way ahead of a half-intended 800 after a 200 species leap in May which included 80 additional diptera. You can see from the graphic below where the numbers are coming from - unsurprisingly flying beasties and plants.
So, the question now is ... can I finish before Skye!
|Plants - Vascular||65||77||85||114||151|
|Vert - Birds||54||62||75||82||85|
|Plants - Bryo||46||52||55||61||61|
|Invert - Other||22||41||54||57||58|
|Vert - Other||3||5||5||7||8|