521 - Coleophora conyzae larva (detected by the brown blotch it creates).
513 - Coleophora potentillae larva
Yesterday morning I returned to the slumped cliffs at Warren Bay near Watchet where I found good numbers of Small Purple-Barred, another Wood Sage Plume larva and some Epiblemas flying around Coltsfoot that will hopefully prove to be Epiblema sticticana, as well as good numbers of Dingy Skipper. The big highlight was 3 adult Goldenrod Plumes flying in a small hollow filled with the foodplant at the foot of one of the slumps, this is a rather rare (and stunning!) moth that I thought I found a dead larva of earlier in the week, so it was nice to firm it up.
1500 - Goldenrod Plume
This was shortly followed by a lovely female Narrow-Bordered Bee Hawk egg-laying on Devil's Bit Scabious, moving systematically between clumps and depositing the green eggs, a great 5 minutes of moth-ing!
1982 - Narrow-Bordered Bee Hawk egg-laying
1982 - Narrow-Bordered Bee Hawk ovum