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19th May

Thunderstorms overnight and during the morning grounded a couple of Spotted Flycatchers but not much else.

The moth traps provided most of the interest with our sixth-ever Striped Hawkmoth and the third record of the tortrix Celypha rufana

Striped Hawkmoth Hyles livornica   Dungeness   19thMay 2022
Our sixth record of this migrant hawkmoth.

Celypha rufana   Dungeness   19th May 2022