big lazy fly, just crawled off under the leaf - stunning thing
No interactions present.
ants found nearby include L.flavus, confirmed by MJB, and another I think is M. rubra, which I've photographed but not put up on ispot. I'll look around tomorrow for further ants
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here's an ant I found today about eight to ten metres from the spot:
The first point on the key to these relates to the number of spots on the thoracic pleura. If there are no other yellow spots apart from the vertical stripe, then it is definitely pedissequum s.s..
That appears to be the case in this fly, as far as can be seen.
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Lat/Lng: 51.5557, -0.0246
OS grid ref: TQ370859