Having zoomed in on my ipad photo of these insects – I am not intelligent enough to get the zoomed image onto the blog – sorry. Will keep trying.
We have odd-looking insects on the stalks of the pond irises. They look like large insects at the front and pupae at the rear end. They have sat there for two days in the same position. Are they waiting for their wings to develop? Are they alderflies? Predators of the pond bottom who emerge in spring and early summer? Just late this year, like everything else? Have taken photos of them with new I-pad.