The usual day flying species such as Mint Moth Pyrausta aurata, Six-spot Burnet, Yellow Shell and Green Longhorn Adela reaummurella were seen in good numbers, although Cinnabar continue to decline.
Green Longhorn - Alan Keatley
Regular migrant species such as Silver Y, Rusty-dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis and Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella were in short supply, although a couple of Hummingbird Hawkmoth were recorded nectaring on Red Valerian and a Convulvulus Hawkmoth spent a day on the Golf Course Clubhouse.
Jersey Tiger - Alan Keatley
Other species recorded on site during the day included Jersey Tiger, Eyed Hawkmoth, The Sallow and Pink-barred Sallow, Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta, Common Alabonia geoffrella and Sulphur Tubic Esperia sulphurella.
Common Tubic - Alan Keatley
Nests of Lackey caterpillars were widespread but the nests of Brown-tail caterpillars are now largely confined to Warren Point, much of their favoured bramble having been removed. Brown-tail was sponsored by the Recording Group in the new National Moth Atlas.
Lackey - Alan Keatley
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