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22nd June

Very quiet on both land and at sea. 

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Overnight moth trapping produced a Bordered Straw while a search using pheromones  proved highly successful with the catching of a Red-tipped Clearwing along with two Lunar Hornet Moths and also some Six-belted Clearwings.

Lunar Hornet Moth Sesia bembeciformis   Dungeness   22nd June 2022

Red-tipped Clearwing Synanthodon formicaeformis   Dungeness   22nd June 2022

Elsewhere on the insect theme at least four Norfolk Hawkers and a Lesser Emperor were seen at Dengemarsh.