19 May 2022

19 May 22 - A Dorset Moth Tick At Studland

While walking on the path across the Heath between Brands Bay and Jerry's Point, Studland, I flushed a Small Grass Emerald. This is described in the excellent Moths of Great Britain and Ireland by Waring, Townsend & Lewington as Nationally Scarce. Its Dorset status is "locally, and usually in small numbers on the Heaths of South East Dorset".
Small Grass Emerald: This is only the second time I've seen this species. The previous occasion was at Beaulieu Road Station (12 June 1983)