My first bee-fly Bombylius major of the year was yesterday in my garden. It was visiting Aubretia flowers.
Another greenbottle-like Muscid fly Neomyia viridescens, was found at Yardley Chase. It was visiting coltsfoot flowers. Also at Yardley Chase have been the Tephritid flies Tephritis formosa and T. neesii.
My first snail-killing fly of the year was Hydromya dorsalis, swept from a marshy area in Achurch Meadows on 21st March.