I tried again for the Large Tortoiseshell this afternoon, and missed it again. It was only when I got home and met up with one of my neighbours, that he told me he had seen it this morning. Apparently Bottom Combe is one of his daily walks and he had met a lepidopterist there, who was photographing it at around 8:30am.
Also recorded were several Six-spot Burnet moths, 3 Silver Y moths and my first Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii) on Portland.
Here are few images from this afternoon:
Another Speckled Wood.
I cant believe its taken me over a year to record my first Five-spot Burnet moth on Portland.
A male Swollen-thighed Beetle and courting Common Red Soldier Beetles
A 7-spot Ladybird
A Common Drone Fly.