Twenty-one Mediterranean Gulls were seen offshore while 169 Swifts and a Hobby passed overhead.
Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.
Calm and warm conditions overnight resulted in an excellent catch of moth in the traps. Of particular note were our sixth record of Wood Carpet, Rest Harrow, our first Sussex Emeralds of the summer, our fifth-ever Green Silver-lines (and following one a few days ago), an Oak Nycteoline and our fifth record of the rare immigrant Scarce Black Arches. However, the most unlikely record was that of a small white moth potted at one of the lights at 0115hrs which proved very difficult to identify but is now believed to be the tortricoid moth Eana argentana. This species is only known to breed in in Britain from a single glen in Scotland and with no confirmed records outside of this glen. It may therefore be the first English record.
|Eana argentana ? Dungeness 24th June 2022
(Subject to confirmation)
|Scarce Black Arches Nola aerugula Dungeness 24th June 2022
|Sussex Emerald Thalera fimbrialis Dungeness 24th June 2022