Firstly , many thanks to Spock for correcting my moth identification from the last post . I did feel confident with Dot Moth , but it turns out to be a close relative , the Cabbage Moth .
I spent yesterday , the hottest day of the year , on the North Kent Marshes at Cliffe , searching for two species of Odonata that have turned up again this year , Scarce Emerald and Southern Emerald . I had hoped that the wind would have dropped some from recent days , but on the flat marshes , with barely anything to act as a windbreak , it was still blowing strongly , with occasional stronger gusts . Given that both are small damselflies that are found amongst the emergent vegetation in the drainage ditches , that wind was the last thing I wanted . The Scarce Emerald was reasonably easy to find , but , given the wind and the temperature , which made them extremely active , getting any shots was obviously going to be difficult , adding the large number of Blue-tailed Damselflies into the equation made things even harder , as all the damselflies seemed in a very argumentative mood giving rise to
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