The moth traps provided plenty of interest this morning with a Convolvulus Hawk-moth, a Pine Hawk-moth (although this may need to be checked for Southern Pine), a Tree-lichen Beauty, a Scarce Bordered Straw, two Langmaid's Yellow Underwings, the scarce pyralid Ancylosis oblitella and the migrant tortrix Cydia amplana.
A Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen at the northern end of the Long Pits and nine Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the southern end.
A evening search for rare orthoptera found another three nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and a few Tree Crickets but surprisingly no singing was heard from the latter.
|Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata and Tree Cricket Oecanthus pelluscens|
Dunugeness 2nd August 2019