There are also many active bees, including a Sea Aster bee, Colletes halophilus, a first for me.
Many Small Whites
Peacock, here with Small Tortoiseshell on ragwort.
Red admiral on saw-thistle
Painted lady on ragwort
And a patrolling male common blue that briefly landed on a flower bud
Another Peacock on fleabane
Female Sea Aster bee, Colletes halophilus collecting pollen on Sea Aster. It's hot and the bee is very skittish, almost jumping between flowers. It's a female completely covered in aster pollen.
A close up of the Sea Aster Bee.
One of a few stands of Sea Aster where the bee was feeding.
One of many Dune Robberflies, Philonicus albiceps with fly prey.
Eristalis tenax, on saw-thistle
The spotty-eyed hoverfly, Eristalinus aeneus on fleabane.
Many 11 spot ladybirds on reeds, these mating (you can see an aphid on the bottom left hand corner), also 7 spots.
There are also plenty of crickets and grasshoppers about, according to the kids, that are totally astounded I am unable to hear them sing. I was pleased to find a female Short-winged conehead resting on a fence.
A Lesser marsh grasshopper grooming its antennae
Just before leaving Spurn, we stop for a drink at the Blue Bell Cafe and by the beach, we spot two more butterflies for the day.
Painted lady on mayweed.
Small Heath on mayweed