Obverse: Radiate cuirassed bust of Emperor right
Reverse: Hilaritas standing left holding long branch and cornucopia
On Wednesday I visited Whitehawk Hill, Brighton following Neil Hulme’s great photo of a mating pair of Long-tailed Blues the previous day. Other enthusiasts were also on the prowl, including Katrina and Trevor. One was seen before I arrived, but no photos. I did see a female Wall in the path. I then called in at Southwick opposite the power station and saw a male Clouded Yellow whizzing around.
Yesterday I attended a Mid Week Searchers dig at Over Wallop, Hants. I found a barbarous radiate (a Roman period copy of coins of the emperors Tetricus I & II, c.AD 270), a flattened love token (worn silver coin with a double bend), a copper finial) and a Victoria farthing.
Various moths have visited the balcony light again, including another Red Underwing, a Large Yellow Underwing and a Box Tree Moth. We have just two surviving Poplar Hawk-moth larvae, the largest is 19mm long and they are 26 days old.
|18-19th C copper finial from a clock or furniture|
|flattened silver love token|
|Wall female, Lasiommata megera|
|Box Tree Moth, Cydalima perspectalis|
|Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata|
|Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea|
|Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba|
|Large Yellow Underwing|
|Orange Swift, Triodia sylvina|
|Pale Mottled Willow, Caradrina clavipalpis|
|Poplar Hawk-moth larva, Laothoe populi 26 days, 19mm|
|Red Underwing, Catocala nupta|
|Rusty Dot Pearl, Udea ferrugalis|
|Setaceous Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum|
|Small Dusty Wave, Idaea seriata|
|Square-spot Rustic, Xestia xanthographa|
|Willow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria|
|Garden Carpet, Xanthorhoe fluctuata|