2018 will be remembered for Spoladea recurvalis, Oleander Hawk-moth, Beautiful Marbled and Purple Cloud having exceptional seasons, whilst a number of other, generally more frequent immigrant species such as Small Marbled, Ni Moth and Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia were notable by their scarcity or virtual absence. Whilst known migrant 'hotspots' along the south and east coasts produced many significant records, a number of real scarcities turned up in more unexpected northerly or inland locations. Banded Nycteoline was the only immigrant new addition to the British list of macro-moths, whilst the pyralid Lamoria anella, caught in inland Hertfordshire was also a new addition. The year was once again a classic for migrant dragonflies with a significant arrival of Vagrant Emperor and Britain's first Yellow-spotted Emerald and fourth Large White-faced Darter.
We look back at the main features of the year in the latest Atropos Migration review. Learn about all of the above and much more besides. Draw your own conclusions from perusing the fascinating Reports from Coastal Stations from our team of migration monitors across the British Isles.
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