Monday 29 June 2020


Quite possibly Epiblema sticticana but at least two other species can't be ruled out without dissection.

Did some survey work in Dawlish today - a few interesting bits and pieces picked up along the way...

Hare's-foot Clover

Commom Comfrey
Good to see Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars (on Stinging Nettle) - I've probably seen more adults this year than I have in a while, but nowhere near the numbers I used to see as a kid.
This Mullein Wave hasn't read the chapter on camouflage.
Common Fumitory


Sea Rocket (and below)

Rock Samphire
Scarlet Tiger


  1. Interestingly I had my first ever Scarlet Tiger in the trap this morning. Obviously emergence time.

  2. Hi mate - that's good. I've only ever trapped one I think. Saw quite a few yesterday - kind of draw attention to themselves in flight! All the best. Matt