This year seems to be going well for insects, which makes a pleasant change, as the last three have, in general, been terrible, with very few insects to be seen. The only exception were butterflies last year that had a fantastic breeding season: I had never seen so many in this area and was spoilt for choice when it came to photographing them.
The photo above is of Gastrophysa Viridula a leaf-beetle. I came across a group of them that were mating on a patch of Dock. The female becomes grossly enlarged with eggs. Below is a top view of one: handsome creatures.