Saturday, 30 June 2012

A very warm night (14.5c min) produced only 31 moths of 19 species. However did get the 1st Hawk-moth of the year-Privet. Dwarf Cream Wave also new for the year. Visited Sissinghurst Castle yesterday. When the sun finally came out late afternoon the Downy Emeralds were easy to see on one of the ponds. They didn't settle for a photograph however. Did get some pictures of the Beautiful Demoiselles on the stream there-we don't get these in East Kent-only the Banded variety. Finally Volucella inflata was a good hoverfly record-only the 2nd one I've ever seen.
Beautiful Demoiselle
 Volucella inflata

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