Sunday 19 June 2016

Kithurst moths and River Arun swim

River Arun 3.8km swim
Late afternoon on June 17th I visited Kithurst Meadow and saw Meadow Browns and several moths: Common Yellow Conch, Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Diamond-back Moth, Grass Rivulet, Plum Tortrix, Red-fringed Conch, Satin Grass-veneer.
 Yesterday I was a marshall at the River Arun 3.8km swim. Marshalling sports events is one way that Sussex Search & Rescue raises funds to operate our service for missing vulnerable people. We met at the RNLI station at Littlehampton, were bussed to Ford where the participants entered the river. We then followed them on the bank with throw-lines and whistles in case we needed to attract the attention of the marshalls who were on the water in kayaks and canoes. The race ended back at the RNLI station.
bumblebee, Bombus species
probably Common Grey, Scoparia ambigualis
Common Valerian, Valeriana officinalis
Common Yellow Conch, Agapeta hamana
Crosswort, Cruciata laevipes
Cuckoo bee, Sphecodes species
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
Diamond-back Moth, Plutella xylostella
Grass Rivulet, Perizoma albulata
Hedge Woundwort, Stachys sylvatica
King Alfred's Cake, Daldinia concentrica
unidentified Leafhopper bug
Plum Tortrix, Hedya pruniana
Red-fringed Conch, Falseuncaria ruficiliana
Satin Grass-veneer, Crambus perlella f. warringtonellus
Arun River 3.8km swim, June 18:

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