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13th Aug

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.