A catch up on the weekend and today started with a late afternoon visit to High Elms on Saturday , in a small window of brightness that didn't last long , in final preparation for Sunday's Kent BC visit . I must admit that very little was found on the wing , being so late in the day , but passing the Ragwort
This morning , another early visit up on the Commons in search of Purple Hairstreak , meeting fellow enthusiast Terry in the car park , who was on the same quest . Twice the chance of finding the PH , but still they didn't show , but it was good to catch up with Terry . Only interest found was a
The Orchid Bank was very quiet , but I did spot a 6 Spot Burnet Moth , taking ages to line up the
Many thanks to Mike Easterbrook , the Kent Butterfly Recorder , for identifying the moth as Sitochroa palealis , a member of the Pyralid family . We came across it , or a relation , again on the High Elms butterfly walk on Sunday .
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