We are just back from a week in Dorset where we chased after some new insects and some we had not seen for years. We began in the East of the County where we spent some time looking for Damselflies, notably Small Red, eventually getting a nice picture of a mating pair.
Subsequently we took a Moth Course. The weather was sunny and hot, in fact during our week the record temperature EVER for Britain was exceeded further to the east. Some humid nights meant a large number of moths of almost 150 species were recorded.
The highlights was the strange and beautiful Lappet moth, a moth that has declined so rapidly in Britain that I did not think I'd ever see one.