There are more hoverflies around at the moment. The ox-eyed daisies appear to attract both Helophilus and Eristalis species into my garden as they are both plentiful at the moment. While doing my bumblebee recording transect earlier in the week, I recorded both Sericomyia silentis and Volucella bombylans both new records for me. (Sorry Volucella photo not good enough to upload).
Meanwhile the Southern bumblebee has been re-discovered in Rathfarnham after an 88 year absence! Check out http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/rare-bumblebee-rediscovered-after-88-years/ for more details.