Thursday 2 June 2016


I found hundreds of these Diamond-back Moths in a tiny area on Orcombe Point today. They reckon they had millions on Portland yesterday so the numbers in the UK must be astronomical at the moment. They are easily disturbed from long grass and hedgerows so check your garden and see if any of this tiny immigrant moth species have paid you a visit.

I also found several remarkable-looking Alabonia geofrella (above) whilst searching for Diamond-backs along Gore Lane, as well as a number of other moth species like Common Carpet (below).

This Poplar Kitten was trapped by Nick last Night. It's only the second one I've ever seen. Nick also trapped Lunar Thorn and 10 Diamond-backs along with a decent haul of other more regular species.

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