Monday 12 June 2023

Monday 12th June

A quiet visit with four Grey Plover and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose in the estuary and three Sandwich Tern offshore.

Wildlife News: A Clouded Yellow was the only migrant noted today but there were several new emergences for the year.

Rhogogaster scalaris - Alan Keatley

Broad-banded Epistrophe E. grossulariae - Alan Keatley

Light trapping on Sunday night saw a total of 72 moth species recorded in three hours from 10pm, 15 of which had not been recorded since at least 2019. Highlights included Treble Brown Spot new for the Recording Area, with the first confirmed record of Small Clouded Brindle

Treble Brown Spot - Kevin Rylands

Local specialties included three Portland Ribbon Wave, Sand Dart and Obscure, Shore and Silky Wainscot with migrants including six Diamond Back, four Green Oak Tortrix, two Silver Y and a European Corn Borer.

Privet Hawkmoth - Kevin Rylands

Other insects attracted to the lights included a large caddisfly Phryganea grandis, Broad Centurion, a soldierfly, and the scarce picture-winged fly Melieria omissa.

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