The main event of the day was the delivery to the Observatory of this superb Death's Head Hawkmoth having been found earlier on the outside of the one of the cottages near the seawatch hide.
|Death's Head Hawkmoth Acherontia atropos Dungeness 19th May 2017n|
Also on the insect front, a few days ago I came across an image of a beetle taken at Dungeness on 29th April by Paul Hogben. I suspected it might be an example of Hister quadrimaculatus and this has now been confirmed by Mark Telfer. This is the only the fifth British record with four of them now coming from Dungeness.
|Hister quadrimaculatus Dungeness 29th April 2017 by Paul Hogben|
Eleven Porpoises were feeding offshore and two Brown Hares were also seen.