|Crabronid wasp, Astata boops. Male. St Paul's Cray Common, 30 July 2014.|
This predatory wasp was resting on my bag. It seems quite alert, with its head turned to put me in the view of both its huge compound eyes.
|Hoverfly, Eristalis pertinax, on Ling, Calluna vulgaris. Male. St Paul's Cray Common, 30 July 2014.|
|Hoverfly, Helophilus pendulus. Female. St Paul's Cray Common, 30 July 2014.|
|Spider, Philodromus species. Petts Wood, 30 July 2014.|
Before we went into the woods, I saw a pear bush with what I thought was a major infestation of leaf mining insects. But I was wrong; this is a rust fungus.
|Pear Trellis Rust, Gymnosporangium sabinae. Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, 30 July 2014.|
My last photo in this group is of a field seen from the path through the wood. It is (or was) known as the Soldiering Field, as troops were once assembled there.
|The Soldiering Field from Petts Wood. 30 July 2014.|