I am realy stuck on this 3 insects. I have searched many sites with no luck, I call the beetle the yellow bum beetle as it has a yellow bum/abdomen.
The Damsel Dragonfly and my favorite I call the "Mock Bee" as it looks like a bee, was hanging with the Bumble bees on the blackberry bushes, but he also looks like it belongs to the fly family.
I thank everyone in advance for any help in indentifying. All these were found along the footpaths and fields in the N.W. area of UK.
I'm afraid I can't identify the beetle or damsel/dragonfly but the black and cream fly with the big eyes is a hoverfly: Volucella Pellucens
The damselfly is a Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula )
The fly is Volucella pellucens - a hoverfly (Syrphidae)
I'm not sure about the beetle, there are so many vaguely similar little blue beetles, maybe one of the Altica species.
Thanks so much for all your help and input.
The Hover fly is a Pine Hover fly.
Now I am off to try and indentify a spider.
So glad to have found this site.
Today when I was out walking, I looked for the tree that the beetle was near and saw another beetle.
I took a leaf and came home, investigated Google and wella! it is a Alder Leaf Beetle
Curiousity is now soothed.