Very skittish robberfly which was extremely hard to approach. Found on recently cleared area of heathland, resting on dead sticks.
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a nice fly. I went looking for its woodland cousin Choerades today but they don't seem to be out yet
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The grassland Dioctria species, rufipes and atricapilla, are usually starting to appear now...worth looking in long grass at scrubby wood edges. Male atricapilla is a real stunner! None today, though; perhaps a little early still, especially in a late spring.
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I caught a rufipes last week, my first Asilid of the year. I'd like to see atricapilla though
Lat/Lng: 53.92239259254, -0.84580510854721
OS grid ref: SE758479
Forestry Commission plantation being returned to wooded heathland