I received a reply from a British expert on this insect saying they are likely to be around in large numbers where you have seen one, we have the Langney levels on our doorstep so the numbers appearing in my garden would seem to confirm what he said.
I noticed one in particular this morning on our ornamental quaking grass so I took some pictures with the macro lens for a closed look.
They say nature is wonderful, in my opinion even more so with insects difficult to see with the naked eye. For a closer look click on the pictures to enlarge them
|A close up of that wonderful brush on the antennae|
|gnat is approximately 18mm long tip to tail|
|It`s difficult to convey scale with a macro lens so this is quaking grass on a 1 pence piece|
|We have large clumps of this lovely quaking grass swaying in the breeze|