The moth traps provided what was easily the highlight of the day with the catching of a Many-lined. This is the first area (and possibly Kent?) record of this very rare immigrant to Britain. The total catch was actually very low in number but did also include a specimen of the scarce migrant tortrix moth Cydia amplana. Four Hummingbird Hawk-moths were also feeding around the Observatory garden. A Clouded Yellow was seen in the moat.
|Many-lined Costaconvexa polygrmmata Dungeness 3rd August 2018
|Cydia amplana Dungeness 3rd August 2018
Elsewhere, five Great White Egrets were seen at Dengemarsh and three Black Terns were roosting in front of Firth Hide on the RSPB Reserve.