Weymouth and Chesil Beach

Been to Weymouth today, in the County of Dorset. Went to see Chesil Beach, which is 1) a shingle spit 2) a nature reserve.
Locals use it as a fishing spot and dog toilet.

As everybody knows, it is home to the Scaly Cricket (Pseudomogoplistes vicentae), which lives among the shingle. Long thought to be a Mediterranean P. squamiger and an occasional introduction to Britain, it was rather recently recognised as a different species, present on British and French coasts.
No, I didn’t see any crickets: you have to set pitfall traps to get them =)


Yellow Belle (Aspitates ochrearia) geometer moth:


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