Three Porpoises were feeding offshore.
Five Holly Blues were seen in the Old Lighthouse Garden but the insect highlight of the day was the finding of another Mottled Shieldbug in the Trapping Area - the third record for Dungeness and all this year. This species was first seen in Britain in London during 2010 and has spread rapidly from there.
|Mottled Shieldbug Rhaphigaster nebulosa Dungeness 31st May 2020
Some news from yesterday concerns the finding of the rare Spotted Dark Bee, Stelis ornatula, which also appears to be another new species for Dungeness. A second individual was also found today.
|Spotted Dark Bee Stelis ornatula Dungeness 30th May 2020