Some insects in our garden undergrowth (it's a jungle out there!)
An anxious cabbage white butterfly, checking that the coast is clear. Beautiful eyes.
A marmalade hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus, hanging in the air in a sun fleck.
Amazing eyes of a much larger hoverfly Volucella pellucens , feeding on some leeks that we never ate and have now flowered - the big, spherical flower heads are very popular with bees and hoverflies.
Volucella pellucens is a hoverfly that breeds inside wasp nests........
........... and might even have laid eggs in the nest of this wasp, that was hunting for small insects on dill umbels.
This froghopper was on the same umbel as the wasp but well beyond its reach, tucked in amongst the 'spokes' of the dill's umbrella-shaped inflorescence.