Rye Harbour Moths

11th October 2009, Sunday

As might be expected this late in the season, relatively few species in the Lime Kiln moth trap this morning, with ten in total. The majority were the ubiquitous Large Yellow Underwing (though still only six of these), while new species for the year (and typically ‘autumnal’ species) were Red-line Quaker, Brick and Feathered Ranunculus. Highlights were Large Wainscot, Feathered Brindle and a Great Silver Water Beetle, one of the latest records ever for this species on the reserve.

Large Wainscot