I hurried up to Hartslock today during a gap in the rain and as I arrived the site looked superb – sunny and humid – the flies were buzzing around everywhere. I caught a few Exorista rustica (agg.) and saw some Tachina fera, Eriothrix rufomaculata and Phasia obesa.
Then is started to rain and I hurried back to the car as the sky turned black. As I huddled in the car listening to Classic FM the thunder crackled around the hills and the rain bucketed down. It went over in about 20 minutes and so I quickly got back out into the field again and netted some more fies, including a potential Lydina aenea.
After about 20 minutes the sky darkened again and I made a dash for the car – this time heading home as it was 17:30 already.