A Brown Hare was seen.
The overnight moth trapping was very successful with two pine-feeding tortrix Rhyaciona pinicolana and R.pinivorana (the latter new for the Observatory), another Eudonia lacustrata, the fifth Observatory record of Cypress Carpet, three Small Seraphims, our seventh Freyer's Pug, a Silky Wainscot and a Sand Dart of note. A total of 151 moth species were recorded overnight. There were still good numbers of Rest Harrow in the colony at the Long Pits. There are also huge numbers of Small Skippers on the wing at the moment although most other butterfly species were in fairly short supply despite the hot conditions.
|Rhyaciona pinicolana Dungeness 18th June 2017
|Rhyaciona pinivorana Dungeness 18th June 2017
|Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata Dungeness 18th June 2017
|Silky Wainscot Chilodes maritimus Dungeness 18th June 2017