Numerous small flies, i think are picture wing but unsure if species is poss.?
No interactions present.
I didn't think a species level identification of any confidence would be possible so thank you!
They are not too tricky, and the plant you find it on is a huge hint. Always worth saying what the plant is if it is not obvious. Most Tephritids will be found on or close to the host plant, which varies with the fly but is specific to it (sometimes at species level, sometimes genus, sometimes family). You can easily find a range of them by going from one host plant to the next - a different fly species on thistle, burdock, knapweed, rose, hawthorn, ox-eye, hogweed etc.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
Thanks again, i shall bear that in mind.
Lat/Lng: 53.3, -2.9
OS grid ref: SJ4689