Quiet in very hot, stuffy conditions again. Two Spotted Flycatchers were seen at the northern end of the Long Pits and a Buzzard and a Common Sandpiper flew over.
Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.
The moth traps produced our first Box-tree Moth of the autumn but the Heligoland Trap provided the two insect highlights with a Convolvulus Hawkmoth caught in the business end of the trap while a Western Conifer Seed-bug was found on the roof of the same trap.
|Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrius convolvuli Dungeness 13th August 2022
|Western Conifer Seed Bug Leptoglossus occidentalis Dungeness 13th August 2022
The evening survey of orthoptera produced eight singing Large Cone-heads, ten Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and a superb chorus from the Tree Crickets. Three Mediterranean Stick-insects were found in the Observatory garden.