Sunday, 8 July 2018
More wetland wanderers
I had a feeling of deja vu on the morning of 7th July, when the Dingestow Court MV held single Obscure Wainscot and Blackneck, 9 days after both had appeared new to Dingestow! Another wetland species - the Pyralid Calamotropha paludella - was the third Dingestow record, following two here in 2006 (another good summer for wanderers/migrants). The wetland theme was enhanced by 100+ Water Veneer fluttering pathetically on the sheet - I scooped up as many as I could and dumped them in our pond's emergent vegetation, just in case. Other minor highlights were Tinea trinotella, Phtheochroa inopiana, a well-marked Eudonia delunella, Dark Swordgrass, Cloaked Minor and Scarce Footman.