Fourteen Porpoise were feeding offshore.
The moth traps provided plenty of moths though nothing of any great note but including V-Pug, Barred Yellow, Buff Arches, Langmaid's Yellow Underwing and the pyralids, Oncocera semirubella, Sitchroa palealis and two Eudonia lineola. Good numbers of butterflies were also seen during the day with numbers of Small Skippers remaining very high along with a few Essex Skippers, at least 12 Brown Argus and two Clouded Yellows.
Adult grasshoppers and crickets are becoming increasingly abundant as the summer progresses. Some 20 years ago Roesel's Bush-cricket was unknown at Dungeness but it is now present across the whole area and they can be easily seen and heard around the Observatory.
|Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoides Dungeness 5th July 2017
|Oncocera semirubella Dungeness 5th July 2017
|Roesel's Bush-cricket Metrioptera roeselii Dungeness 5th July 2017