Wednesday, 8 June 2016

7th June 2016

The recent influx of Diamond-backed Moths continues with over 300 in the two traps and many more flying in the garden. Overnight there were thunderstorms and some heavy rain but over 100 moths of 42 species were still attracted to the traps. Amongst several new for the year was this attractive tort, Ptycholoma lecheana, a new garden record.


5th June 2016

Another non-moth visitor  - a female Broad-bodied Chaser visited the garden pond briefly this afternoon looking more like a giant wasp than a dragonfly.