With asthma in crisis finally finishing the week it has to be said the main visits were to Godrevy and Upton Towans Nature reserve where at the latter the Dark Green Fritillary were showing in the highest numbers I have ever seen but extremely active in the strong winds. Godrevy somewhat disappointed this year when seeing the female Silver-studded Blues was timed perfectly but finding females with blue markings as seen in the past drew on one or two specimens only so a bit of a let down this year. No Thrift clearwing but then they dont like the showers anyway.
A couple of possitives proved to be my first sightings of Blue-bordered Carpet and the Nationally Scarce species called Dolicharthria punctalis which is a coastal species especially in south west England and another coastal species Monopis crocicapitella found in the caravan. The moth trap which started rather differnent to most trappings when the sister inadvertently covered the electric box to protect it from the rain managed to melt the box but the trap itself still worked all week. No lectures another is on order.
So not the best of lep weeks in Cornwall after the initial excitement but 3 new moths for the website added to the many that Tim is now catching with his MV and the number of new moths so far this year is about 90+ so not bad at all and a lot of writing over the winter.
Back home with the weather temperatures up on Cornwall I am expecting the moth trap to pay its way this week so look out for whats about on "lepiblog".
Here the measly few photos including the small SSB I have ever seen.