At Denbies today the most obvious insects were the butterflies. Very few hoverflies noted with singletons of Cheilosia illustrata on Hogweed, Episyrphus illustrata + Myathropa florea. Most numerous bumblebee was Bombus lapidarius.
I spotted a very active wasp nest just up from a path + watched some workers carrying small stones away from the nest, crawling away with them. I've never seen this before.
Beetles were represented by a flying Rose Chafer, my first Rhagonycha fulva of the season + a mating pair of Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis on Rough Hawkbit.
Going under the viaduct to the pond there were 3 patrolling male Emperors + a female ovipositing, 2 newly emerged Common Darter flew out of the vegetation. Also small numbers of Common Blue, Azure, Blue-tailed + a single Large Red Damselfly.