Friday 15 July 2022

Since the last post I've been surprised to record another 5 species of Clearwing Moth in the garden. Lunar Hornet didn't photograph too well but the other 4 are below. 

Sallow Clearwing

Yellow-legged Clearwing
Six-belted Clearwing
Currant Clearwing

Saturday 2 July 2022

Halfway through the year and the Moth Trap number of species is 211 for the first 6 months. Colder nights recently have kept numbers down but at the same stage last year the figure was only 180. Elsewhere the Heath Fritillaries and Ringlets were showing well at North Bishopden Wood a few days ago, and yesterday I went over to Hothfield Common where the Keeled Skimers were on the wing with Four-spottted Chasers and a Broad-bodied Chaser. 

Heath Fritillary

Keeled Skimmer
Broad-bodied Chaser