The moth traps struck gold this morning with a superb Bedstraw Hawkmoth being the obvious highlight and only the second Observatory record. Also of note were a Tree-lichen Beauty and a Rest Harrow.
|Bedstraw Hawkmoth Hyles gallii Dungeness 10th August 2020|
A walk out after dark to check on the rare orthoptera of the area produced another outstanding chorus from the Tree Crickets along with four Sickle-bearing Tree Crickets. There were easily a hundred Ectobius montanus as well.
|Ectobius montanus Dungeness 10th August 2020|
|Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phanoptera falcata female nymph Dungeness 10th August 2020|
I didn't realise when I was trying to to get this shot that there was also an Ectobius montanus in the image.